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Title: Love & Life. Love in all its forms and manifestations has been the driving force behind my personal development, my professional career and my photography - in other words, all aspect of my life. Wherever I go and travel, a camera - currently a Leica Q2 - is always by my side or in my backpack. This project is about people and situations that touched me in different ways during my travels in the Middle East and Europe in 2019 and 2020 - people that I met for an instant as well as loved ones and friends of many years.

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For Arabic translation, click here. A reaction by RTS is posted immediately below the blog post. 

Update: On 10 January 2021, several hours after I posted the blog entry below, OrientXXI informed me that it had "unpublished" the article by Baudouin Loos, mentioned below, and would decide the next day "what to do next". The article is now back on line - in both English and French - under the same link, below. It mentions that "Additions have been made to this article for more precision, on 11 January 2021". It also contains a "note" the second time my name is mentioned, on the last page, responding to one of the key points in my blog post, below, that Baudoin Loos' article as well as the Swiss tv documentary ignore the incriminating judgment of the UNRWA Dispute Tribunal of 10 November 2020. 

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Today is International Human Rights Day. The first half of December is a time for sober reflection with respect to the establishment of the global human rights regime as well as the creation of the international refugee regime, including the distinct status of Palestinian refugees as part thereof. 

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Book can be ordered at Palestinian Refugees in International Law or via Amazon. Available in hardback, paperback and Ebook.

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The new edition of Palestinian Refugees in International Law will be published in the UK on 9 June 2020. The book is available in hard cover, paperback and Ebook versions and can be ordered from the OUP website. Francesca and I are obviously very excited. We had our initial presentation of the book at Oxford University in early February and we look forward to many more opportunities to present the book later this year and, in view of the Corona pandemic, (early) next year. As long as current restrictions due to COVID-19 last, we will also be looking for opportunities to do a number of virtual presentations of the book, including through our respective Facebook pages. We will keep you posted. 

Welcome to my new website. Project20s refers to my various activities during the first decade - the 2020s - following my retirement from the United Nations in late 2019. It covers my ongoing engagement with respect to Palestinian refugees and the unresolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and my work and writings related to organizational ethics, anti-corruption, and sexual misconduct. It also features my two more personal passions: photography and Argentinian tango. 

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