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Webinar: Major outcomes of CoP27
By :ANND
13 November 2022
Webinar: Major outcomes of CoP27 negotiations on Resilience and Adaptation   Moderator: Diam Bou Diab, Senior Program and Research Officer at ANND   Speakers: Sarine Karajerjian, Program Director at Arab Reform Initiative Joseph Schechla, Coordinator of the Habitat International Coalition’s Housing and Land Rights Network   Monday, 14 November 2022 at 15:00 PM (Sharm el-Sheikh time) English/Arabic interpretation available   Please click here to register
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Land Governance Is Key to Implement 2030 Agenda
By :GeoConnexion
02 November 2022
Stig Enemark explains the concept of land governance and importance in supporting the 2030 global agenda. The term “land governance” is relatively new. It appeared in the early 2000s as an extension of the concept of “land management” to also include the aspect of governance and the political economy of land.
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Emissions Gap Report 2022
By :Damian Carrington, The Guardian
27 October 2022
Climate crisis: UN finds ‘no credible pathway to 1.5°C in place’ Failure to cut carbon emissions means ‘rapid transformation of societies’ is only option to limit impacts, report says     There is “no credible pathway to 1.5°C in place”, the UN’s environment agency has said, and the failure to reduce carbon emissions means
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UN Commission of Inquiry on Palestine/Israel Report
By :OHCHR
20 October 2022
United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel calls on UN General Assembly to request that the International Court of Justice urgently advise on the legal consequences of such actions     New York—There are reasonable grounds to conclude that the Israeli occupation of
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UN 2023 Water Conference Preparatory Meeting
By :UN
17 October 2022
The Preparatory Meeting to the UN 2023 Water Conference, will be held on the 25 October 2022 at the UN HQ, in New York. The aim is to finalize the themes of the interactive dialogues and other outstanding organizational matters of the UN 2023 Water Conference. Details are available here,
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New report: GOLD VI by KNOW
By :UCLG-KNOW and contributors
14 October 2022
The sixth edition of the GOLD report, “Pathways to Urban and Territorial Equality: Addressing inequalities through local transformation strategies”, is being produced by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and part of the KNOW team and will be published in October 2022. GOLD VI will focus on how local and
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African Court Rules for Saharawis
26 September 2022
The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights concludes Morocco`s occupation of Western Sahara to be a serious violation of the Saharawi people’s right to self-determination and independence. On 22 September 2022, the African Court on Human and Peoples` Rights delivered a judgment concluding that Morocco`s occupation of Western Sahara is
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Protest against TotalEnergies Displacements
By :Julius Barigaba The East African
25 September 2022
TotalEnergies walks a tightrope as fresh hurdles threaten to delay pipeline project     International oil major TotalEnergies will on October 10 answer to charges of environmental and human rights abuse before the European Union parliament in Brussels in a new threat to the actualisation of its East African Crude Oil Pipeline (Eacop)
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Housing and Land Rights in South Africa’s UPR
By :HIC side event
23 September 2022
Housing and Land Rights ahead of South Africa’s UPR The upcoming Universal Periodic Review of South Africa and the current Human Rights Council 51st session should focus on the human rights to adequate housing and land rights and protection of their defenders   Date: 30 September 2022 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 In person: Room XXV,
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Oil palm Plantations and Water Grabbing
By :WRM Bulletin 262
12 September 2022
Industrial palm oil production in West and Central Africa is mainly controlled by five companies: Socfin, Wilmar, Olam, Siat, and Straight KKM (former Feronia). These multinationals control an estimated 67 per cent of the industrial oil palm planted area with foreign investment and may drive continuous expansion. (1) Their established
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Documents (210)

Document Title

Publication Date

Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons: Implementing the Pinheiro Principles in the Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced PersonsMiddle East and North Africa

30 November 2022

How to consider climate change-related cases in the VDB

07 September 2022

Comment aborder les cas liés au changement climatique dans la Banque de Données des Violations (BDV)

07 September 2022

Evolving ETOs

16 June 2022

Gold Extractivism- Sudan

16 June 2022

تحديات التحوّل أخضر في السودان

23 April 2022

Human Rights Related to Habitat (Land, Housing, Population Transfer, Natural Resources) in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara

16 March 2022

Joint Submission to the Human Rights Committee on Israel’s Sixth Periodic Review

31 January 2022

Joint Parallel Report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

20 January 2022

Entrenching and Maintaining an Apartheid Regime over the Palestinian People as a Whole

07 January 2022

Climate Justice

25 November 2021

Counting on Justice: A Reckoning of Land Rights Violations and Their Consequences toward Reparations for Victims in Yemen

24 October 2021

Conflict, Occupation, War amid Global Cease-fire

18 October 2021

Ndola Rural Research Study, 2021

30 August 2021

Un derecho humano a la tierra

05 August 2021

Deconstructing Israel`s Housing and Land Apartheid

31 May 2021

Joint Input to SR on human rights in occupied Palestine

30 April 2021

Crowborough letter

25 February 2021

Land as a Human Right

24 February 2021

A Human Right to Land

24 February 2021

الأرض كحق من حقوق الانسان

24 February 2021

How Israeli Apartheid Affects the Syrian Golan

28 January 2021

التعويل على العدالة: ضحايا انتهاكات الأرض ودعم مشروع العدالة الانتقالية لجبر الضرر في اليمن

28 January 2021

Counting on Justice: A Reckoning of Land Rights Violations and Their Consequences toward Reparations for Victims in Yemen

28 January 2021

Bibliography on Israeli Apartheid

28 January 2021

UNSRs Address Israel over Naqab Demolitions

21 December 2020

UNSRs Address Israel over Naqab Demolitions

21 December 2020

تقرير جديد: الأرض وسط الجائحة

11 December 2020

Zimbabwe Technical Workshop Report

08 December 2020

جائحة من الانتهاكات الإخلاء القسري، وغيره من انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان المرتبطة بالموئل وسط جائحة كوفيد-19

05 October 2020

الهدم الذاتي لمساكن الفلسطينيين في القدس: جريمة احتلالية مضاعفة بحق الإنسانية

04 October 2020

Input to HIC-HLRN World Habitat Day Report 2020

25 September 2020

Recognizing Israel’s Practice of Apartheid and Reconstituting the UN Centre against Apartheid

16 September 2020

Tools to Remedy Israeli Apartheid: Reconstituting the UN Special Committee against Apartheid and the UN Centre against Apartheid

01 September 2020

Incidents of infrastructure development that displace people: Baseline assessment of women’s wealth, wellbeing and habitat including potential losses

30 July 2020

International sources on the concept and criteria of “landlessness”

05 July 2020

Arguments Raised in Amici Curiae Submissions in the Situation in the State of Palestine before the International Criminal Court

29 April 2020

Interpreting the Human Right to Land within ICESCR

03 April 2020

Palestine/ZA: Sharpeville 60 Years on, Apartheid Continues

22 March 2020

Statement on the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the Situation in Palestine, and seeking a ruling on the scope of the Court’s territorial jurisdiction

20 December 2019

Land Inequality Framing Document

30 October 2019

What Sort of Humanitarian Aid for Western Sahara

19 September 2019

Israel’s Implementation of Covenant Rights and Obligations Related to Habitat

06 September 2019

Revue Nationale Volontaire sur les Objectifs de Développement Durable en Mauritanie

13 July 2019

WLH Kampala Workshop Report

14 May 2019

Al-Haq International Law Summer School 2019!

30 April 2019

Situation in the State of Palestine, ICC-01/18

30 April 2019

Israel’s Implementation of Covenant Rights and Obligations Related to Habitat

17 January 2019

Transmission letter to Israel’s Implementation of Covenant Rights and Obligations Related to Habitat

17 January 2019

Commission of Inquiry into Post-election Violence

05 December 2018

Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas

20 November 2018

Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos de los Campesinos y de Otras Personas que Trabajan en las Zonas Rurales

20 November 2018

Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des paysans et des autres personnes travaillant dans les zones rurales

20 November 2018

HIC’s role in the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty: Representing the Urban Constituency

02 July 2018

Rapport d’inventaire des biens des communautés locales de Mvuzi 3, Lubuaku, Lundu et Kilengo à Inga

06 June 2018

SDG Land Indicators presentation

27 April 2018

الحق في المدينة في بيروت الكبرى: تقييم السياق في ضوء أزمة اللاجئين والنازحين

23 April 2018

العدالة الانتقالية وحقوق الأرض والسكن في اليمن: محافظة تعز نموذجا

28 February 2018

إعلان دبي بشأن حوكمة الأراضي في الدول العربية

26 February 2018

"No hunger on earth as of today"

21 February 2018

International sources on the concept and criteria of “landlessness”

31 December 2017

Final Report of the Sixth Session of the Land Forum in MENA

30 October 2017

التقرير النهائي للدورة السادسة لمنتدى الأرض لإقليم الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا

30 October 2017

Land Forum VI program

25 October 2017

برنامج منتدى الأرض لشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا

25 October 2017

SDG 6

18 July 2017

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

“Spotlight” on UN High-Level Forum, SDGs

10 July 2017

Gains and Losses of Habitat III

09 July 2017

General Comment No. 24 on State Obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Context of Business Activities

23 June 2017

Report of fourth “Sanctuary in the City: Beirut” Workshop Beirut

24 May 2017

Report of fourth “Sanctuary in the City: Beirut” Workshop Beirut May 2017

05 May 2017

Tunisia: Jemna Oasis Land Struggle

13 April 2017

The Right to Adequate Food Seminar: Promoting accountability of food security actions to the people most affected by food insecurity and malnutrition

24 January 2017

حصيلة الانتهاكات الإسرائيلية على حقوق الأراض والسكن في المناطق الفلسطينية المحتلة

31 December 2016

Fact Sheet on Israeli Housing and Land Rights Violations during 2016

31 December 2016

HIC-HLRN Statement on Security Council Resolution 2334

28 December 2016

بيان للتحالف الدولي للموئل –شبكة حقوق الأرض والسكن بشأن قرار مجلس الأمن رقم 2334

28 December 2016

Resolution on Israeli settler colonies, S/RES/2334 (2016)

23 December 2016

Resolution on Israeli settler colonies, S/RES/2334 (2016) Ar

23 December 2016

Draft outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), A/CONF.226/4

29 September 2016

Alternativas desde la sociedad civil hacia Hábitat III,

12 August 2016

Habitat II Commitments on Persons with Disabilities

21 July 2016

Habitat II Commitments on Land

21 July 2016

Restoring Human Rights and Habitat to the Habitat III Process and New Habitat Agenda

19 July 2016

Statement by the Quartet Principals on the Release of the Quartet Report

01 July 2016

CFS Recommendations on Connecting Smallholders to Markets

09 June 2016

Déclaration Finale, Atelier de formation des Communautés Locales d’Inga sur La Quantification des conséquences du déplacement

29 April 2016

Livret vert de la Convergence

19 March 2016

Livret vert de la Convergence des luttes pour la terre et l`eau

19 March 2016

Growing Stress on Jordan by Council on Foreign Relations

17 March 2016

General recommendation No. 34 (2016) on the rights of rural women

07 March 2016

التوصية العامة رقم 34 بشأن حقوق المرأة الريفية

07 March 2016

Recommandation générale No 34 sur les droits des femmes rurales, CEDAW/C/GC/34

07 March 2016

Recomendación general núm. 34 (2016) sobre los derechos de las mujeres rurales, CEDAW/C/GC/34

07 March 2016

HLRN-India Launches Habitat III Status Report

05 February 2016

Comentarios de HIC a los Documentos Marco sobre Políticas de Hábitat III (resumen)

31 January 2016

Cairo Declaration on Housing, and Sustainable Urban Development

22 December 2015

The Paris Agreement, FCCC/CP/2015/L.9/Rev.1

12 December 2015

اتفاق باريس، FCCC/CP/2015/L.9/Rev.1

12 December 2015

"Building Climate-resilient Societies," HIC statement to COP21

04 December 2015

"Key Issues and Recommendations," Housing in the City We Need UTC

18 November 2015

Application des décisions prises par la Conférence des Nations Unies sur les établissements humains (Habitat II) et renforcement du Programme des Nations Unies pour les établissements humains (ONU-Hab

17 November 2015

Security of Tenure through the Habitat Agenda, 1976–2016

16 November 2015

تحويل عالمنا: خطة التنمية المستدامة لعام ٢٠٣٠، A/RES/70/1

21 October 2015

Transformer notre monde : le Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030, A/RES/70/1

21 October 2015

Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, A/RES/70/1

21 October 2015

Transformar nuestro mundo: la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible, A/RES/70/1

21 October 2015

Cadre d’action pour la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition lors des crises prolongées (CSA-CDA)

15 October 2015

Marco de Acción para la Seguridad Alimentaria y la Nutrición durante Crisis Prolongadas (marco de acción del CSA)

15 October 2015

إطار العمل بشأن الأمن الغذائي والتغذية في الأزمات الممتدة

15 October 2015

Stakeholder Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the Republic of Sudan

21 September 2015

Transforming the historical link between agricultural policy and inequality in Lebanon

01 September 2015

Papel de la administración local en la promoción y protección de los derechos humanos, A/HRC/30/49

07 August 2015

Rapport de la Rapporteuse spéciale sur le logement convenable en tant qu’élément du droit à un niveau

04 August 2015

Herramienta para los Informes Nacionales Paralelos de Hábitat III

03 August 2015

HIC Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 2015

National Habitat III Parallel-reporting Tool

20 July 2015

Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations of Local Government

20 July 2015

HIC Comments to the HRC-AC Local government and human rights draft report

15 June 2015

البيان الختامي من المؤتمر الثاني للحق الفلسطيني في الأرض والسكن: عيش بكرامة...وحق بالوجود

28 May 2015

"Toward a Global Alliance of Human Rights Cities for All II," Gwangju

17 May 2015

المجموعة الكاملة لتعليقات آلية المجتمع المدني على إطار عمل لجنة الأمن الغذائي العالمي

24 April 2015

Principios Básicos de Habitat III

16 April 2015

أساسيات الموئل الثالث

16 April 2015

إتفاق حول إعلان مبادئ حول سد النهضة الإثيوبي العظيم

23 March 2015

Renaissance Dam Agreement on Declaration of Principles

23 March 2015

الخطوط التوجيهية الطوعية لضمان الاستدامة لمصائد الأسماك صغيرة النطاق في سياق الأمن الغذائي والقضاء على الفقر

03 March 2015

Habitat II Evaluation Criteria

03 March 2015

The Right to the City: Jerusalem

26 October 2014

المبادئ الخاصة بإستثمات الارشيدة في الزراعة واانظم الغذئية

18 October 2014

Small Farmer Uprisings and Rural Neglect in Egypt and Tunisia

30 September 2014

“Self- Determination, Statehood, and the Refugee Question under International Law in Namibia, Palestine, Western Sahara, and Tibet”

01 September 2014

تقرير المقررة الخاصة المعنية بحق الإنسان في الحصول على مياه الشرب المأمونة وخدمات الصرف الصحي: البعثة إلى الأردن

05 August 2014

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation: Mission to Jordan

05 August 2014

إعلان مسقط الوزاري حول المعاهدة الدولية بشأن الموارد الوراثية النباتية للأغذية والزراعة

21 September 2013

Concept Paper for a FAO Inventory of Legal Norms Applied to Protracted Crises

12 August 2013

ETOs and Situations of Conflict, Occupation and War: Applying the Maastricht Principles

11 July 2013

ETOs and Situations of Conflict, Occupation and War: Applying the Maastricht Principles

11 July 2013

High Level Expert Forum on Addressing Food Insecurity in Protracted Crises Report (September 2012)

14 September 2012

Gwangju Declaration on Human Right City

17 May 2011

Systematic Housing and Land Rights Violations against Syrian Kurds

17 March 2011

Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa

01 September 2010

Report of SR related to access to safe drinking water and sanitation Mission to Egypt July 2010

05 July 2010

Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City

01 July 2010

السكن في مصر بين العشوائية والتحضر الرث

22 May 2010

Toward the Conference of High Contracting Parties of the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (1949) on measures to enforce the Convention in the occupied Palestinian territory

01 April 2010

العراق: قانون هيئة دعاوي الملكية

09 March 2010

Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in Africa

03 July 2009

Guidelines on Treaty-Specific Documents to be Submitted by States Parties, E/C.12/2008/2

24 March 2009

A Covenant of Dispossession and Genocide

15 July 2008

Water as a Human Right for the Middle East and North Africa

15 June 2008

إعلان الأمم المتحدة بشأن حقوق الشعوب الأصلية

02 October 2007

Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones

02 October 2007

Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas

02 October 2007

Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based Evictions and Displacement, A/HRC/4/18

26 August 2007

Principios Básicos y Directrices sobre los Desalojos y el Desplazamiento Generados por el Desarrollo, A/HRC/4/18

26 August 2007

Principes de base et directives sur les expulsions forcées et les déplacements liés au développement, A/HRC/4/18

26 August 2007

إعلان توصيات مؤتمر الفلاحين الدولى - إعلان نياليني

27 February 2007

Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based Evictions and Displacement, A/HRC/4/18

05 February 2007

Principes de base et directives concernant les expulsions et les déplacements liés au développement, A/HRC/4/18

05 February 2007

Namibia: amendments to draft resolution A/C.3/61/L.18/Rev.1 concerning Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

21 November 2006

إدارة المياه العابرة للحدود

15 June 2006

The European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life

16 May 2006

"Land, Territory and Dignity" Forum Declaration

09 March 2006

Housing and property restitution in the context of the return of refugees and internally displaced persons, E/CN.4/Sub.2/2005/17

28 June 2005

Principios sobre la restitución de las viviendas y el patrimonio de los refugiados y las personas desplazadas, E/CN.4/Sub.2/2005/17

28 June 2005

رد المساكن والممتلكات في سياق عودة اللاجئين والمشردين داخلياً "المبادئ المتعلقة برد المساكن والممتلكات إلى اللاجئين والمشردين، E/CN.4/Sub.2/2005/17

28 June 2005

Rebuilding from the Ruins, Listening to the Voices from Gujarat and Restoring People`s Rights to Housing, Livelihood and Life, A Report on Ethnic Conflict in Gujarat, India

30 January 2003

التعليق العام رقم 15، الحق في الماء

20 January 2003

General Comment No. 15 (2002), The right to water

20 January 2003

تقرير المقرر الخاص المعني بالسكن اللائق بوصفع عنصراً من عناصر الحق في مستوى معيشي لائق، السيد ميلون كوتهاري، في زيارته إلى الأراضي الفلسطينية المحتلة، زيارة الأرض الفلسطينية المحتلة، E / CN.4 / 2003/5 / ADD.1

17 June 2002

Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, Mr. Miloon Kothari, on his visit to the occupied Palestinian territories, E/CN.4/2003/5/Add.1

17 June 2002

Lessons in Privatization: Considerations for Arab States

01 January 2002

In Quest of Bhabrekar Nagar

31 December 2001

A Função Social da Propriedade

01 November 2001

Statute of the City (law No. 10257) general guidelines for urban policy and other measures

21 July 2001

Statut de la ville (Loi n° 10257) les directives générales de la politique urbaine 

10 July 2001

El Estatuto da la Ciudad (Lei nº 10.257/01) las directrices generales de la política urb

10 July 2001

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, A/RES/70/1

05 September 2000

A Doutrina da Função Social da Propriedade

01 March 2000

The Investment Encouragement Act 1999 (Amended 2007)

22 July 1999

”دراسة في المعاهدات والاتفاقات وغيرها من الترتيبات البنّاءة بين الدول والسكان الشعوب الأصلية،" تقرير نهائي مقدم من المقرر الخاص، E/CN.4/Sub.2/1999/20

22 June 1999

Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, done in London, on 17 June 1999.

17 June 1999

Gender and the Habitat Agenda: Engendering Our Human Settlements

01 April 1999

“Women’s access, control and tenure of land, property and settlement”

25 July 1998

Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses, New York, 21 May 1997.

21 May 1997

اتفاقية قانون استخدام المجاري المائية الدولية في الأغراض غير الملاحية

21 May 1997

Declaración de Estambul sobre los Asentamientos Humanos y Programa de Hábitat, A/CONF.65/14

14 June 1996

La Déclaration d`Istanbul sur les etablissements humains et le Programme pour l`habitat, A/CONF.65/14

14 June 1996

إعلان استمبول وجدول أعمال المستوطنات البشرية

14 April 1996

Constructing a New Social Alternative

03 February 1996

إعلان القدس: مشروع ميثاق حركة حقوق السكن الفلسطينية

29 May 1995

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa.

14 October 1994

اتفاقية الأمم المتحدة لمكافحة التصحر في البلدان التي تعاني من الجفاف الشديد و /أو من التصحر، وبخاصة في إفريقيا

14 October 1994

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa.

14 October 1994

أبعاد حقوق الإنسان اللتي يحتوي عليها نقل السكان، بما في ذلك توطين المستوطنين" تقرير مرحلي أعده السيد عون شوكت الخصاونة، المقرر الخاص، E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/18

30 June 1994

"إعلان ريو بشأن البيئة والتنمية"، "جدول أعمال القرن 21،" تقرير الأمم المتحدة المعني بالبيئة والتنمية، A / CONF.151 / 26 (المجلد الأول)

12 August 1992

NGO Treaty on Urbanisation. Towards Just Democratic and Sustainable Cities, Towns and Villages

16 June 1992

Agenda 21

14 June 1992

الاتفاقية رقم 169 بشأن الشعوب الأصلية والقبلية في البلدان المستقلة

27 June 1989

The situation in the Middle East, A/RES/37/123

14 December 1984

S/RES/465 (1980)

01 March 1980

Flood Control & Marine Pollution of Continental Origin, Institute of International Law, 55th Conference

17 August 1972

“Legal Problems Concerning the Juridical Status and Political Activities of the Zionist Organization / Jewish Agency: A Study in International and United States Law,” William and Mary Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 1

31 December 1967

Henri Lefebvre, “Le droit à la ville,” L`Homme et la société, Vol. 6, No. 1 (1967)

01 June 1967

Jewish National Fund, Memorandum of Association

23 December 1956

Regulation Governing Navigation on International Rivers, Resolution of Paris

19 October 1934

Convention and Statute on the Régime of Navigable Waterways of International Concern

17 March 1921

International Regulation regarding the Use of International Watercourses for Purposes other than Navigation- Declaration of Madrid, 20 April 1911

20 April 1911



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