Title

Balfour Declaration in International Law:A 100th Anniversary Perspective

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Event

Publication Date

11-2-2017

Abstract

CUA Law Professor Watson, Director of CUA Law's Comparative & International Law Institute, spoke on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration -- the 1917 British undertaking to support a "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine. Watson first detailed the diplomatic history of the Declaration, and then he traced its legal history through the era of the Mandate for Palestine, the founding of the State of Israel, and modern times. He concluded by offering thoughts on how British and Palestinian officials might adjust their current talking points on the Balfour Declaration.

A summary of the event is available here.

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