A Guide to Housing, Land and Property Law in Area C of the West Bank

NRC|Published 14. Feb 2012
Land issues, namely control of land, ownership of land, and land use, are at the heart of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This guide aims to explain procedures used by Israeli authorities to increase their control, and provide the legal tools needed to understand Israeli land-related policies in Area C of the West Bank.

In the concluding legal analysis, the guide specifies tools under international law pertaining to the protection of land, housing and property rights in occupation contexts.

This  guide  is  intended for  local  and international  lawyers,  policy  makers,  researchers  and  other  practitioners  in  the  field  of housing, land and property in the West Bank. It has been published by the Norwegian Refugee Council, with support from UK Aid and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.