This website presents a collection of various drafts and amendments related to the Basic Law. You can expect to find a collection of Palestinian constitutional texts that have been compiled from various other sources. You can also expect to find pieces of news and links to news items reports that are of relevance to the palestinian Basic Law and the electoral framework.
The website was created by the Norwegian journalists Erik Bolstad and Tonje Merete Viken in February 2008. The site is a private initiative and has no affiliation to any organizations or authorities.
Tonje Merete Viken is a journalist and co-editor and contributer to Caleidoscope – Israel and Palestine from within, a collection of interviews and articles published in Norwegian in 2005. She travelled with Bolstad as an election observer to the 2006 PLC elections and has lived for shorter periods in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Viken holds an MA in Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the Institute of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo. She wrote her thesis on Palestinian Constitutional Development and is currently working at a researcher at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights.
Download the thesis here: Struggles for Power and Unity: Constitutional Designs in the Palestinian Authority.
Erik Bolstad is a journalist and is currently works at the Norwegian Broadcasting Company. He served as an election observer to the Palestinian elections in 2006, where he developed a keen interest in Palestinian contemporary politics.
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