Understanding Palestinian Refugee Perspectives on Human Rights

Narrating Home and Homelessness in the Bourj al-Barajneh Palestinian Refugee Camp

Based on fieldwork conducted in Bourj al-BarajHomeless 2neh Palestinian refugee camp located in the southern suburbs of Beirut during 2003-2006, 2011, 2014, and 2015 as well as research conducted in the Red Cross archives in Geneva in 2007, this study examines refugee understandings of contemporary international human rights frameworks. Since the Arab Spring and the beginning of the Syrian War, these frameworks have taken on a heightened significance for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon with regards to the resolutions refugees seek to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This project will be of interest to policy makers, international human rights organizations, as well as negotiators involved in seeking durable solutions to contemporary political conflicts.