In the Absence of Justice

The second study report of UN Women Palestine series on Palestinian women’s access to justice in the occupied Palestinian territory focuses on East Jerusalem - which is part of the occupied West Bank, but was unilaterally annexed by Israel in 1967 in contravention of international law. 

Through testimonies and recollection of stories, the study report reveals the unique challenges faced by Palestinian women in East Jerusalem to access justice, between the discriminatory multiple legal regimes of the Israeli occupation and the internal mechanisms of patriarchal control within Palestinian communities.

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Languages available: English; Arabic (coming soon)

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Arab States/North Africa; Palestine, State of

Subject area(s): Access to justice and legal protection; Political violence; Indigenous women; Gender discrimination; Gender power relations

Resource type: Books

UN Women office involved in publication: Palestine Country Office

Publication year: 2016