The objective of this Essay is to add new information and analytical insights to the debate, namely, research about how refugee and compensation solutions have been implemented in other situations. Practical implementation options are examined from a variety of comparative experiences. Examining these options could help soften the political absolutism that characterizes the current impasse on the refugee issue. But there is value in any event in understanding the international system context, and mapping realistic scenarios for such matters as an institutional framework to implement a settlement, the criteria and procedures for relocating refugees, and techniques and methods to award adequate compensation. It is, in effect, a tutorial on what has worked in other settings, assuming a settlement of the conflict.
Arthur C. Helton,
End of Exile: Practical Solutions to the Palestinian Refugee Question,
28 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1325
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