An analysis of state responsibility in customary international law and the International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion of 2004, as guided by the International Law Commission Draft Articles on State Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts States are responsible for their breaches of international law. This memorandum provides a legal framework for advocacy aimed at holding States accountable to their legal obligations vis-à-vis the illegal Israeli settlements in the 1967 Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). Given the current context in which efforts are undertaken by many actors to end this illegal Israeli enterprise while the settlements continue to expand, the purpose of this memorandum is to raise awareness of the important implications of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Advisory Opinion of 2004 and the International Law Commission’s Draft Articles on the Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts (ILC Articles).

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Keywords International Court of Justice, Israel, Israeli settlements, international law, occupied Palestinian territory, state responsibility
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/38499
Series ISS Staff Group 2: States, Societies and World Development
Citation
Gassner, I.J. (2012). State Responsibility in Connection with Israel’s Illegal Settlement Enterprise in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. ISS Staff Group 2: States, Societies and World Development. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/38499