Sarah S. Matari


In Part I, this Note elaborates on the rights that indigenous persons have to ancestral land and the sources of international law that support those rights. Part I also discusses the alternative dispute resolution process of mediation and the customary discouragement of mediation between parties with a power imbalance. Part II explores whether the Negev Bedouins and Israeli government should pursue mediation to resolve their land dispute and generally addresses techniques used to monitor mediation sessions between parties with a power imbalance. Part III explores why mediation is better suited to resolve the Israeli government-Negev Bedouin land dispute than is courtroom litigation.