Raja Shehadeh is a writer and a lawyer who founded the pioneering Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq, an affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists. Shehadeh is the author of several books on international law, human rights and the Middle East including Occupiers Law and From Occupation to Interim Accords. His literary books includeStrangers in the House, Occupation Diaries,A Rift in Time, Travels with my Ottoman Uncle, Language of War, Language of Peace and Palestinian Walks which won the 2008 Orwell Prize, Britain's pre-eminent award for political writing. His latest book is Where the Line is Drawn, Crossing Boundaries in Occupied Palestine. He has written for the New York Times, the New Yorker, Granta, and other publications. He lives in Ramallah, Palestine.