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Al-Haq Action Alert: International community must take concrete action to end Israel’s aggression against Al-Aqsa

Occupied East Jerusalem continues to be a flashpoint for clashes between Israeli Occupying Forces and Palestinians. Tensions have been elevated since September, due to Israel's targeting of Al-Aqsa compound. Although Al-Aqsa remains under Jordanian guardianship since Is...

Al-Haq Submission to the EU on its 2014 ENP Progress Report on Israel

Introduction In light of the upcoming European Neighbourhood Progress Report on Israel (2014 progress report), Al-Haq would like to draw the attention of the European Union (EU) to Israel’s implementation of the EU-Israel Action Plan (Action Plan) between 1 January and...

Thoughts from Palestine on business and human rights

  The following op-ed was published on 3rd of October, 2014 in Business & Human Rights in Ireland Very pleased to welcome this guest post from Shawan Jabarin, Director General of Al-Haq, the oldest Palestinian human rights organisation and the West ...

Ongoing Demolitions of Palestinian Property in the West Bank

Between January 2014 and 31 August 2014, Al-Haq documented the demolition of 198 Palestinian structures and homes in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Throughout 2013, Al-Haq documented the demolition of 326 Palestinian homes and structures. Most demolitions are ...

Thursday, 11 September 2014 08:03 Ref Number: 103/2014

issa-khaled-qatriSince 13 June, Al-Haq has documented the killing of 34 Palestinians in the West Bank at the hands of Israeli forces and settlers, including six children. Twenty-eight of the 34 killed were shot by Israeli forces using live ammunition.

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Monday, 25 August 2014 07:03
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Dear Secretary-General,

We, the undersigned Palestinian coalitions and associations, request your immediate intervention on behalf of Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar who has recently been issued with an Israeli military order detailing her forcibly transfer. The order states that Jarrar must leave her place of residence in Ramallah to Jericho for a period of six months with immediate effect.

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 09:32

gaza_warThe Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) calls for an urgent intervention on behalf of the international community to protect civilian victims of the Israeli aerial bombardment and ground invasion – so-called “Operation Protective Edge” - in the Gaza Strip. As of 3 pm on 30 July, at least 1,263 Palestinian civilians had been killed, including 249 children, as a result of indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks carried out by Israel.

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Friday, 25 July 2014 12:43 Shawan Jabarin

The following op-ed was published on 25 July 2014 in The Independent

shawan_jabarin-GM-AlhaqToday the world watches as the latest round of violent escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict unfolds. It is incumbent upon me as the General Director of Al-Haq, the first Palestinian human rights organization, to once again raise the root cause of this violence, whether it is in the Gaza Strip or the West Bank, and whether it is Palestinians or Israelis being killed by missiles or through abductions. 

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UN Advocacy

Al-Haq Attends 27th Session of the Human Rights Council
Today, 22 September, Al-Haq will present an oral statement to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council for its 27th session. The statement will be delivered during the General Debate on "Item 7: H »
PHROC Launches an Urgent Appeal Calling for International Intervention on Behalf of Palestinian Civilians in Gaza
The Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) calls for an urgent intervention on behalf of the international community to protect civilian victims of the Israeli aerial bombardment and g »
Al-Haq Delivers Oral Statement at 26th Session of Human Rights Council under Item 7
Mr. Vice President, Distinguished Members of the Council, Following the recent disappearance of three Israeli settlers, Israel has killed four Palestinians, including one child. A fifth Palestinian r »
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 Submission to the EU on its 2014 ENP Progress Report on Israel
Introduction In light of the upcoming European Neighbourhood Progress Report on Israel (2014 progress report), Al-Haq would like to draw the attention of the European Union (EU) to Israel’s impleme »
European Union: Is International Law a Universal Right or a Select Privilege?
The following op-ed was published on 28 July 2014 in the EU Observer Last Tuesday, the European Union (EU) Foreign Ministers closed their eyes to the on-going Palestinian civilian casualties and mass »
Human Rights Council Special Session on Palestine: the EU must not repeat past mistakes regarding Israeli military attacks against the Gaza Strip
Baroness Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Ambassadors to the EU Political and Security Committee Chair of the Council’s Working Party on Human Rights Chair of t »
PHROC Open Letter regarding the EU’s responsibility to stop Israel’s targeting of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip
Baroness Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Ambassadors of the EU Political and Security Committee   Your Excellencies, On 8 July 2014, the Europ »
PHROC Joint Open Letter to the EU High Representative regarding Collective Punishment of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory during Operation Brothers’ Keeper
Baroness Catherine Ashton High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy The European Union   Dear EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, On 12 June 201 »
Israel: Force-feed to Stifle Resistance, the EU must Take Action!
As Israel rushes through a new law allowing force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners and detainees, the EU and the International community, must condemn the proposed law and urge Israel to end admin »
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 »

War On Gaza

Briefing Note VII: Illegal Attacks on Health Facilities and Hospitals
Al-Haq Briefing Note Special Series: Legal Analysis of Israel’s attacks against the Occupied Gaza Strip   Briefing Note VII: Illegal Attacks on Health Facilities and Hospitals   Intro »
The Hannibal Directive: A Recipe for War Crimes
The Following Op-ed was published on 27 August in the Huffington Post Yesterday, after 50 days of renewed hostilities between Israel and Palestinian resistance groups in the Gaza Strip, an open-ended »
Briefing Note VI: Unlawful Attacks against Paramedics and Ambulances and Delays in the Delivery of Aid
Al-Haq Briefing Note Special Series: Legal Analysis of Israel’s attacks against the Occupied Gaza Strip   Briefing Note VI: Unlawful Attacks against Paramedics and Ambulances and Delays in t »
Briefing Note V: An Unprecedented Mandate for Accountability - The UNHRC Commission of Inquiry into Violations of International Law Committed since 13 June 2014
Al-Haq Briefing Note Special Series: Legal Analysis of Israel’s attacks against the Occupied Gaza Strip   Briefing Note V: An Unprecedented Mandate for Accountability - The UNHRC Commis »
Briefing Note IV: Unlawful Targeting of Journalists and Media Buildings
Al-Haq Briefing Note Special Series: Legal Analysis of Israel’s attacks against the Occupied Gaza Strip     Briefing Note IV: Unlawful Targeting of Journalists and Media Buildings &nb »
Briefing Note III: Forcible transfer and Evacuation of Palestinians
Al-Haq Briefing Note Special Series: Legal Analysis of Israel’s attacks against the Occupied Gaza Strip   Briefing Note III: Forcible transfer and Evacuation of Palestinians INTRODUCTION »
Briefing Note II: The Illegality of Israel’s use of DIME weapons
Al-Haq Briefing Note Special Series: Legal Analysis of Israel’s attacks against the Occupied Gaza Strip   Briefing Note II: The Illegality of Israel’s use of DIME weapons    IN »
UNRWA Emergency Shelter Bombed: 13 Civilians Killed and 200 Injured
On 24 July 2014, a shelter run by the United Nations Palestinian Refugees Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian civilians displaced from their homes by continuous and escalating hostilities in the Gaza Strip »
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