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PHROC calls on Member States of the European Union to Respect the Legal Status of Jerusalem and to Abide by their Obligations under International Law in the oPt

In the fiftieth year of Israel’s unlawful occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, Israel continues to significantly alter the legal status, demographic composition, and character of the city of Jerusalem in violation of international ...

Marking International Human Rights Day in the OPT: the Case of Nabi Samwil

December 10th marks International Human Rights Day, the day on which the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. In observing the day, Al-Haq reaffirms the universal principles, which the Declaration seeks to pr...

Al-Haq Participates in 6th Annual UN Business & Human Rights Forum

Al-Haq attended the 6th annual United Nations Business and Human Rights Forum on “Realizing Access to Effective Remedy” which took place on 27– 29 Nov 2017.

Joint NGO Statement in Support of the UN Human Rights Database on Business Activities related to Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

In December 2017, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is expected to launch a Database that lists corporate actors that have directly or indirectly enabled, facilitated and profited from the construction and growth of the settlements in the Occ...

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 21:45

Al-Haq Condemns United States Recognition of Jerusalem, in the occupied State of Palestine, as Israel’s Capital On 6 December 2017, United States President Trump announced the United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The recognition plays into Israel’s unlawful claim to a united Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Notably, Israel has unlawfully annexed both East and West Jerusalem. Critically, East Jerusalem forms part of the occupied State of Palestine, and Israel as temporary belligerent occupier, does not have sovereign rights over any part of the occupied territory. It must be emphasized that the US recognition is a direct and deliberate infringement of both Israel’s and the United States international obligations under numerous binding United Nations Security Council resolutions.

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 11:55

Alhaq Logo Al-Haq recently sent letters to His Excellency Dr. Rami Hamdallah, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and to Dr. Mahmoud Khalifeh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information, demanding the withdrawal of the letter issued by the Ministry of Information (MoI) to the Board Chairman of A7la FM radio station on 22 October 2017. The MoI letter called for Reem Al-Umari, the radio station manager, to be replaced and a new manager appointed. This came as a result of the Ministry of Interior’s refusal to accept the appointment of Al-Umari, which they required to renew the radio station’s licence. The aforesaid letter violates the provisions of the Amended Basic Law, international treaties to which the State of Palestine has acceded to, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), and relevant Palestinian legislation since Palestinian regulations on media outlets do not require an annual renewal of radio station licences.

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Saturday, 04 November 2017 15:01

Alhaq Logo On 30 October 2017, Israel conducted an unprovoked military aerial incursion into the Gaza Strip, during which it bombed and destroyed an underground tunnel. At approximately 12:00 pm, witnesses reported hearing explosions southeast of Deir Al-Balah.1 Witnesses heard air force planes and saw plumes of smoke rising from Wadi Salqain in the Gaza Strip.2 Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu acknowledged the attack stating,

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 11:19

Alhaq Logo Al-Haq attended the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During the General Debate on Item 7: Human Rights Situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories, Al-Haq delivered a statement on Israel’s control and exploitation of Palestinian natural resources in the Jordan Valley. Al-Haq highlighted the recent collective punishment measure of reducing water flows to Ein Al-Beida village.

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UN Advocacy

Al-Haq Participates in 6th Annual UN Business & Human Rights Forum
Al-Haq attended the 6th annual United Nations Business and Human Rights Forum on “Realizing Access to Effective Remedy” which took place on 27– 29 Nov 2017. »
Joint NGO Statement in Support of the UN Human Rights Database on Business Activities related to Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
In December 2017, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is expected to launch a Database that lists corporate actors that have directly or indirectly enabled, facilitated and p »
Business and Human Rights Resource Center Al-Haq Response to HeidelbergCement
Al-Haq kindly accepts the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre’s invitation to respond to HeidelbergCement’s response to the Electronic Intifada article. The article highlighted Heidelb »
Al-Haq Submits to the CEDAW Committee Regarding Israel’s Sixth Periodic Report
Al-Haq presented a submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women at its 68th session, which will evaluate Israel’s sixth periodic report and its compliance wit »

EU Advocacy

Convening an EU-Israel Association Council now risks rewarding violations of international law
On 7 February 2017, EuroMed Rights sent a letter and submission to the EU and the 28 Ministers of Foreign Affairs warning against the risks of convening an EU-Israel Association Council and further de »
Al-Haq welcomes France’s move to label settlement products, but calls for stronger action
On November 24, 2016 France issued a notice regarding the labeling of products from Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and the occupied Golan Heights. The notice comes ove »
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 »

ICC Advocacy

Palästinensische Menschenrechtsorganisationen legen dem IStGH Ankläger Beweise für im Westjordanland begangene Verbrechen vor
Den Haag, 20. September 2017: Heute haben vier palästinensische Menschenrechtsorganisationen dem Staatsanwalt des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofs ihre vierte substanzielle Mitteilung vorgeleg »
Les organisations des droits humains palestiniennes présentent des preuves à la Procureure de la Cour pénale internationale sur des crimes commis en Cisjordanie
La Haye, 20 septembre 2017: Aujourd'hui, quatre organisations palestiniennes de défense des droits humains ont soumis leur quatrième communication à la Procureure de la Cour pénale internationale »
Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Submit Evidence to the ICC Prosecutor on Crimes Committed in West Bank
The Hague, 20 September 2017: Today, four Palestinian human rights organisations submitted their fourth substantive communication to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, alleging that »
Investigate Persecution Arising out of Ongoing Gaza Closure, Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Urge ICC Prosecutor
22 November 2016, The Hague: Today, Palestinian human rights groups urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to examine the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip, which has denied tw »

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