By Alexander Azadgan
The right of return is a principle in international law which guarantees people’s right of voluntary return to or re-enter their country of origin or of citizenship. A right of return based on nationality, citizenship or ancestry may be enshrined in a country’s constitution or law, and some countries deny a right of return in particular cases or in general. This is the case of the apartheid nation of Zionist Israel, a leading state sponsor of terror.
The right is formulated in several modern treaties and conventions, most notably in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the 1948 Fourth Geneva Convention. The Geneva Conventions, it has been argued, have passed into customary international law and that the right of return is binding on non-signatories to the conventions.
The right of return is often invoked by representatives of refugee groups to assert that they have a right to return to the country from which they were displaced.
The belligerent apartheid state of Israel is in self-evident violation of International Law when it denies the right of return of 7 million displaced Palestinian and then kills those who demand the law to be observed.
This was at full display today for world cameras to record and report to the entire humanity, except of course the Zionist-controlled Western mainstream media which shamelessly stays quite on such great humanitarian matters.
Professor & Editor-at-Large at Imperia News