Al-Haq Supports B’Tselem

On 13 October 2016, the Director of the Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem delivered a moving speech to the United Nations Security Council on the issue of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The Director, Mr. Hagai El-Ad, eloquently addre...

Al-Haq Joins UN Special Rapporteurs on Human Rights and Hazardous Substances and Wastes and the Right to Food Expert Consultations in Geneva

During the 4th and 5th of October 2016, Al-Haq participated in expert roundtable consultations convened by the UN Special Rapporteurs on the Right to Food and on Human Rights and Hazardous Substances and Wastes at the UN Office of the High Commission of Human Rights in ...

Violence Resumes in the OPT: Israel Kills Six Palestinians within Ten Days

The past two weeks have been some of the deadliest since the beginning of the escalations in October 2015. In continuing its shoot to kill policy, Israel shot dead 6 Palestinians in less than 10 days, including 3 children. Excessive, lethal force was used in each incide...

International Gas Agreements off Israeli Coast will Perpetuate Palestinian Conflict.

Israel is planning a licensing bid for 24 offshore exploration blocks in November 2016. Worryingly, at least 4 of these blocks border the Palestinian sea, which Israel holds by military force. In particular, many of these new exploration blocks may house contiguous geol...

Sunday, 16 October 2016 23:55

Facts-on-the-ground-PrAl-Haq announces the launch of its new campaign, “Facts on the Ground.” The campaign highlights Israel’s exploitation of Palestinian natural resources and the resultant violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. “Facts on the Ground” brings together past reports and virtual field visits by Al-Haq on water, natural gas, oil, Dead Sea minerals, and land.

Thursday, 29 September 2016 12:42

Lodewijk-AsscherIn June 2016, it was made public that Mr. Lodewijk Asscher, Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, intentionally provides for the payment of Dutch full age pension (AOW pension) to settlers in the Occupied Palestinian Territory in violation of Dutch legislation. Today, on 29 September 2016, a criminal offense committed by Minister Asscher was reported to the Chairwoman of the Dutch House of Representatives on behalf of Mr. F.L van Vliet, Mr. S van Houcke, Mrs. M.H.A. Remmers and the foundation Article 1 Collective.

Thursday, 08 September 2016 23:49

fidh.300x169In light of the 39th FIDH Congress that took place in Johannesburg between 23 – 27 August 2016, the Federation adopted an urgent resolution on Palestine put forward by Al-Haq. The resolution calls for an end to Israeli occupation that is nearing 50 years in length and calls on Israel to end its apartheid measures and practices, discrimination policies, policies of arbitrary detention - particularly administrative detention, transfer of its civilian population into the occupied territory and the forced displacement of Palestinians from their land and homes.

Thursday, 01 September 2016 16:56 The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council

ibrahimi-masjidThe Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council warns that the Israeli Occupation Forces aims to impose further control over the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, West Bank, by changing the campus of the Mosque under the pretext of security.    


UN Advocacy

Al-Haq Joins UN Special Rapporteurs on Human Rights and Hazardous Substances and Wastes and the Right to Food Expert Consultations in Geneva
During the 4th and 5th of October 2016, Al-Haq participated in expert roundtable consultations convened by the UN Special Rapporteurs on the Right to Food and on Human Rights and Hazardous Substances »
Al-Haq and Al Mezan participate in UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
Representatives from Al-Haq and Al Mezan are participating in the 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the United Nations in New York.  The Forum brings together a variet »
Israel's Fifth Periodic Review by the UN Committee against Torture
On 3 and 4 May 2016, the Israeli government underwent its fifth periodic review by the UN Committee against Torture (CAT), which monitors States’ implementation of the Convention against Torture and »
Unprecedented database to list business enterprises that have, directly and indirectly, enabled, facilitated and profited from the construction and growth of Israeli settlements
On 24 March, the UN Human Rights Council (hereinafter the Council) appointed a new Special Rapporteur on the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and adopted four resolutions under agenda item 7 of th »
Al-Haq Presents at the Fourth Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights 2015
A team from Al-Haq attended and delivered papers at the Fourth Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, at the Palais des Nations Geneva. The annual Forum on Business and Human Rights presents an im »
Al-Haq’s Oral Statement at the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council
On Monday 28 September 2015, Al-Haq delivered an oral statement at the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council during the General Debate on “Item 7: the Human Rights Situation in Palestine and othe »
Unanimous EU support: Unprecedented Human Rights Council Resolution on Accountability calling for Cooperation with ICC
On 3 July 2015, the Human Rights Council adopted an unprecedented resolution with unanimous support from the EU calling on Israel and Palestine to "cooperate fully with the preliminary examination of »
Al-Haq meets the UN Special Rapporteur on the OPT in Amman, Jordan
On 12 June 2015, Al-Haq met with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 (SR) in Amman, Jordan. In briefing the SR, Al-Haq provided t »

EU Advocacy

Palestinian Civil Society Meets European Union Parliament Delegation to Discuss Human Rights Situation in the OPT
On 10 February 2016, Palestinian civil society organisations (Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, the Independent Commission for Human Rights, Defence for Children International - »
Strengthening the European Union’s involvement at the United Nations Human Rights Council: Standing Agenda Item 7
The Human Rights Council (Council) has included Item 7, entitled “the Human Rights Situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories”, in its agenda since its creation in 2006. The agenda »
PHROC Welcomes EU Labelling of Settlement Products as a First Step Towards a Ban
It has long been known that Israel intentionally mislabels products originating from its illegal settlements located in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). Israel has misled European consumers i »
EU at a Cross-Roads: Ensure an End to Violence by Ensuring an End to Occupation and its Unlawful policies and practices
Dear Foreign Affairs Ministers, Ahead of the convening of the Foreign Affairs Council that will take place on 16 and 17 November 2015, FIDH and its member Al-Haq would like to draw your attention to »
Re. The Export of Dutch Service Dogs to Israel
H.E. Foreign Minister Koenders H.E. Trade and Cooperation Minister Ploumen                      »
Re. Dutch-Palestinian Bilateral Cooperation Forum
H.E Prime Minister Mark Rutte  H.E Trade and Development Minister Lilianne Ploumen H.E Foreign Minister Bert Koenders   Kingdom of the Netherlands P.O. Box 20001 2500 EA The Hague& »
A Deafening Silence: EU must address escalation of violence against Palestinians
On 5 October 2015, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) shot dead 13-year old Palestinian boy Abdel Rahman Abdallah near Bethlehem. Abdel’s death came in the wake of Israel’s killing of Hutheifa Sul »
17 April: Palestinian Prisoners Day, Marks Increase in Torture, Ill treatment and Administrative Detention
On the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners Day, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I) express their concern over the worsening conditions of »

Field Updates 2015

Special Focus: A Review of the Situation in the OPT in 2015
In 2015, Israel’s intentions towards the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and the Palestinian population were made clear through the unabashed extreme rhetoric of government officials and a deep »
Special Focus on Palestinian Children: Targeting Palestine through its Future
In July of this year, eighteen-month-old Ali Dawabsha was torched to death in an Israeli settler arson attack against his home near Nablus. Not long after, his parents died due to injuries they sustai »
East Jerusalem: Exploiting Instability to Deepen the Occupation
Since Israel’s illegal annexation of East Jerusalem following its occupation in 1967, Israel has implemented a comprehensive policy to deepen its control over the city by weakening Palestinian prese »
Special Focus: Palestinian Universities Subject to IOF Attacks
Since October 2015, the recent escalation in violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) has led to the killing of 92 Palestinians and the injury of thousands of others by the Israeli Occupyi »
Special Focus on Hebron: A Microcosm of the Israeli Occupation
Throughout the occupation, Israel has used security concerns as a pretext to fragment and further its control over Palestinian Territory. Since the beginning of October 2015, Israel has escalated its »
Special Focus: Holding the Bodies of Deceased Palestinians by Israel
On Wednesday, 14 October 2015, Israel approved a proposal to hold the bodies of alleged Palestinians attackers killed during attacks, thereby denying families from burying their loved ones. Israel is »
Special Focus: Attacks against Health Facilities and Medical Staff by the IOF
In October 2015, the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) documented 228 Israeli violations against medical staff, including 56 incidents where ambulances were delayed, 116 cases of assaults against »
Special Focus: Israeli Occupying Forces Assault Journalists in the OPT
As Israeli violations escalate against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), journalists and media professionals have also been the subjects of Israeli  attacks. Since the beg »

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