Middle East Rule of Law

Lord Soley

Following my discussion with the High representative of Palestine in the UK and the Emirates Ambassador the post graduate school of law is now well on its way to completion and hopefully will take students from Palestine later this year. I think they are being a little optimistic about starting this year but enthusiasm counts for a lot!

Zayed University ( http://www.zu.ac.ae/main/en/ ) in Abu Dhabi has taken a very progressive lead on this and I look forward to seeing the final structure for the course in the near future.

Meanwhile I put down the following question in the House: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201011/ldhansrd/text/110316-0001.htm#110316107000418

3 comments for “Middle East Rule of Law

  1. Gareth Howell
    18/03/2011 at 10:06 am

    The short answer is yes (Lord Howell)

    He’s good at that. I wonder whether somebody will eventually ask him if he is a “Yes-man” since he certainly gives that impression to me. Variations of “Well…Yes!” (at the despatch box) from the noble Lord Howell!!!

    I did not know that Lord Soley was as deeply involved in foreign affairs matters, or the administration of Law.

    Lord Howell must be about 75 now, certainly ten years older than I am. I wonder whether, for the sake of the name, he would be prepared to vacate his FO desk on my behalf?

    I could do with the wage, although his son-in-law might take a good deal of it back again.

  2. Carl.H
    18/03/2011 at 10:33 am

    The problem with giving Palestine the rule of Law is that they must have the power to use it. Israel cannot go on treating these people as animals and their lands as God Given to the Israelites.

    Firstly we need to teach Israel the rule of International law and Human Rights. There are problems on both sides but Israel appears to act in the same manner as North Korea, being provacative in order to win.

    I do not speak of all Israeli’s, some can see that what their Government allows is wrong but still it continues inspite of International Law. Is what Israel does any better than Mubarek or Gaddafi? Does democracy exist for Palestinians inside Israel ?

  3. MilesJSD
    18/03/2011 at 8:57 pm

    Still no mention of offering training in the friendly first-resort of Method III
    for both Needs & Hows recognition/determination
    ‘win-win-win’ cooperative problem-solving.


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