Dialogue on Solutions to the Palestinian Refugee Problem

The Palestinian refugee issue remains a key component of any just and lasting resolution to the Palestinian Israeli conflict. How the subject is addressed will shape the future of the Middle East; unresolved refugee issues will prevent a durable peace between Israelis and Palestinians. This project will enhance the capacity of local, regional and international stakeholders (including policymakers, negotiators, academics, researchers and nongovernmental organizations) to address key aspects of a solution to the refugee issue in any future negotiations. It will do so by supporting a series of meetings informed by technical documents prepared by experts that focus on the following: policy options such as compensation, absorption and acknowledgement; design options for a claims mechanism; the future of refugee camps in the West Bank and Gaza and various host countries, and confidence-building measures to sustain an agreement.

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Start Date

Thursday, March 31, 2011

End Date

Monday, March 31, 2014


14 months

IDRC Officer

El-Rifai, Roula

Total funding

CA$ 720,673


Middle East, West Bank and Gaza, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia


Governance and Justice

Project Leader

Heike Niebergall


International Organization for Migration

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Project Leader

Paul Curtin


Royal Institute of International Affairs

Institution Country

United Kingdom

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