|Chapter title||Lo Stato di Palestina: emersione fattuale e autodeterminazione dei popoli prima e dopo il riconoscimento dello status di Stato non membro delle Nazioni Unite|
The present paper aims to analyse the Palestinian situation, arguing that today a “State of Palestine” exists on the basis of the international law criteria of statehood. Palestine in fact has a defined territory, a permanent population and, above all, an effective and independent capacity of government, limited by the Israeli belligerent occupation but still relevant for the statehood issue. Moreover, Palestinian people enjoy the right of self-determination and they exercise it through peaceful means. Palestinian statehood is confirmed by its UNESCO membership, by the status of observer State recognised by the UN General Assembly in November 2012 and by its capacity to adhere to multilateral conventions.
|Keywords||Palestine, Israel, statehood, self-determination of peoples|
|Book title||Il principio di autodeterminazione dei popoli alla prova del nuovo millennio|
|Publisher||CEDAM, Wolter Kluwers Italy|
|Place of publication||Pauda, Italy|