James Friedberg is the Posten Professor of Law at West
Virginia University College of Law. For the past 30 years,
he has taught courses in international law and human
rights and has worked with refugees in the Immigration
Law Clinic that he founded.
The Hague and Geneva Conventions mandate that the settlements in the West Bank
and the Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem are illegal, and a peace agreement must
adhere to international norms of justice if it is to secure the buy-in of stakeholders.