The right to food in Gaza : Israel's obligations under international law
Randle C. DeFalco
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Rutgers law record, Vol. 35, Spring 2009, p. 11-22
This paper examines Israel's border policies in light of the impact on civilian food access in Gaza. In doing so, both human rights and humanitarian law will be discussed in turn, as each confers certain rights on individuals and duties on States vis-à-vis access to food. Furthermore, in light of the unclear nature of the conflict in Gaza (international or non-international) and disputes over whether Israel legally "occupies" Gaza, Israel's food-related duties internationally, domestically and as an occupying power will be examined where appropriate.