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Land Confiscated in al-Jalma Village to Expand Israeli Military Crossing

On 6 April, two Israeli bulldozers under the protection of Israeli military forces began excavating land owned by Palestinians in the village of al-Jalma, north of Jenin. Saleh Mahmoud Abu Farha – al-Jalma – Jenin                ...

Al-Haq Welcomes UN and Swiss Federal Council Acceptance of PLO’s Accession to Treaties

Al-Haq Urges Continued Pursuit of International Law Standards in on-going Negotiations Al-Haq welcomes the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) accession to key international treaties last week and particularly congratulates its decision not to submit any reserv...

Al-Haq Announces Investigation Results regarding the Killing of Judge Zuaiter

Al-Haq has compiled information and affidavits collected by its field research team regarding the fatal shooting of the Jordanian Judge Raid Aladdin Zuaiter. Zuaiter was killed by Israeli soldiers at the first inspection point at the Karamah crossing (Allenby Bridge) on...

Joint Press Statement: The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel And AL-HAQ

Leading International Forensic Pathologist:  Palestinian Detainee Arafat Jaradat Was Tortured, Which Led To His Death In Israeli Custody In advance of an Israeli Magistrate Court hearing in the matter of Mr. Jaradat, due to take place today, Dr. Sebnem Korur Finc...

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 22:11 Ref. No.: 24/2014

FIDHlogowebToday, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) issued a briefing paper in which it calls on the international community to take urgent steps at national, regional and international levels to enhance standards and to ensure effective redress mechanisms are available for corporate-related human rights violations. The paper is based on five case studies, in Cambodia, Brazil, Libya, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The assessment of the effect of corporate activities on the human rights of individuals and communities in these five locations identified shortcomings in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), significant difficulties arising with their implementation, and protection gaps which need to be closed.

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Thursday, 20 February 2014 16:56 Ref.: 15/2014

Open-Consultation-on-Development-of-States-National-Action-Plans-on-Business-and-Human-Rights-at-the-United-NationsOn Thursday 20 February Al-Haq attended the Open Consultation on the development of States’ (NAPs) Plans on Business and Human Rights, organised bythe Working Group on Business and Human Rights (the Working Group) in Geneva. The consultation was entitled "The strategic elements of National Action Plans in the implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights".

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Monday, 03 February 2014 17:11 Ref.: 9/2014

Logo-MFA-nor-300Al-Haq welcomes the decision by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance to exclude Israeli firms Africa Israel Investments and Danya Cebus from its Government Pension Fund Global, one of the world’s largest funds. The Ministry of Finance received a recommendation from the Council on Ethics on 1 November 2013 that it exclude the two firms "due to contribution to serious violations of individual rights in war or conflict through the construction of settlements in East Jerusalem." Al-Haq particularly commends the Ministry of Finance for basing its decision on the violations of rights caused by the settlement enterprise.

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UN Advocacy

Human Rights Council Adopts all Four Resolutions on Palestine
On 28 March, the Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted all four resolutions relating to Palestine submitted under Item 7, with 46 States voting in favour and only the United States against. The resolutio »
Al-Haq Attends Open Consultation on Development of States’ National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights at the United Nations
On Thursday 20 February Al-Haq attended the Open Consultation on the development of States’ (NAPs) Plans on Business and Human Rights, organised bythe Working Group on Business and Human Rights (the »
Al-Haq Attends the Second Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights
On Tuesday 3 December Al-Haq, in conjunction with Franciscans International, Act Alliance, MISEREOR, FASTENOPFER and the Centre Catholique International Geneve will host a side event entitled "Address »
Universal Periodic Review of Israel
Today, 29 October, Israel will undergo its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. The UPR is a peer review of the human rights record in each of the 193 member s »
Al-Haq Attends 24th Session of the Human Rights Council
Human Rights Council 24th Session: Al-Haq Presents Statements on ‘Firing Zone 918’ and Ensuring that International Legal Standards Constitute the Foundation of United Nations and Middle East Peace »

EU Advocacy

Al-Haq Welcomes Decision by Dutch Company Vitens NV to Terminate its Collaboration with the Israeli National Water Company Mekorot
Today, Al-Haq sent a letter to the Dutch company Vitens NV warmly welcoming its decision to terminate its collaboration with the Israeli national water company Mekorot. Al-Haq particularly commended V »
Joint Open letter to Dutch Ministers regarding the involvement of Israeli companies with settlement-ties in the Dutch-Israeli Cooperation Forum
His Excellency Mr. Frans Timmermans Minister of Foreign Affairs Kingdom of the NetherlandsHer Excellency Mrs. Lilianne PloumenMinister for Foreign Trade and Development CooperationKingdom of the Nethe »
Al-Haq Submission to the EU on its 2013 ENP Progress Report on Israel
In light of the upcoming 2013 European Neighbourhood Progress Reports, Al-Haq would like to draw the attention of the European Union (EU) to Israel’s implementation of the EU-Israel Action Plan (Act »
PHROC letter on the EU’s position on and participation in Agenda Item 7 of the United Nations Human Rights Council
Dear High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Chair of the Council’s United Nations Working Party, and Chair of the Council’s Working Party on Human Rights, The Palestinian Hu »
Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Send Letter Urging United States to Cease Pressure to Postpone or Amend EU Guidelines
The Honourable John KerrySecretary of StateUnited States of America Re. The United States’ interference in the implementation of EU guidelines in the context of peace negotiations   Dear Mr »

H.Rights Defenders

PHROC Mourns the Loss of Nelson Mandela
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) offers its deepest condolences to the family of Nelson Mandela and the people of South Africa. The death of Mandela is a tremendous loss, not »
International Human Rights Day…. Palestinian People’s Suffering Continues
On 10 December, the world celebrates the Human Rights Day, which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950 to review the international achievements in the field of universal respec »
Al-Haq Congratulates Palestinian Center for Human Rights Director Raji Sourani on Receiving the 2013 Alternative Nobel Prize
Al-Haq would like to extend congratulations to Raji Sourani, Director the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, for receiving the 2013 “Alternative Nobel Prize” The Swedish Right Livelihood Award »
Al-Haq Director Shawan Jabarin elected vice president of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
Al-Haq, as a member of the Federation, is pleased to announce that yesterday General Director Shawan Jabarin was elected as one of the vice presidents of FIDH during its 38th Congress in Turkey. Al-Ha »
UN move was meaningless if PA not serious about taking Israel to international court, says al-Haq head
This interview was published at The Electronic Intifada at December, 19th  by Adri Nieuwhof - a human rights advocate based in Switzerland and contributor to The Electronic Intifada. Adri N »

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