This issue deals with the internal aspects of justice in Palestine. The title is ambiguous on purpose: “state” implies both the status of justice in Palestine as well as the recognized political entity that Palestinians aspire to, and both themes are taken up by our contributing authors. The occupation and related issues are only of secondary importance here – even though in many cases, they exert substantial impact. We deemed it important to highlight Palestinian successes in the field of justice, take a closer look at the factors that we can influence, and determine where we can change our situation for the better, even under difficult external circumstances. The result is an issue that we are happy and proud to publish.