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Great Return March continues; Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) employs Unnecessary Force and Lethal Force against Peaceful Protesters

17 August – 9 September Palestinians in the Gaza Strip continue to be denied their basic human rights as a result of Israel’s naval and militarily imposed closure. Palestinians in Gaza are denied access to the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as well as the outsi...

PHROC Condemns Israel’s Latest Deportation of Eminent Dutch Human Rights Defenders, Lydia de Leeuw and Pauline Overeem

The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) strongly condemns Israel’s refusal to allow two human rights defenders to enter the country.  Lydia de Leeuw and Pauline Overeem, are both esteemed senior legal researchers for the Centre for Research on M...

Al-Haq Concludes its 4th Annual Summer School of International Law

On 16 July 2018, Al-Haq concluded its fourth annual summer school of international law. The summer, school brought together 26 international graduate students and professionals from different parts of the world to educate them about the human rights situation in Palest...

Al-Haq Submits a Follow-Up Report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Following its First Review of the State of Palestine

Al-Haq attended the CEDAW Committee’s first review of the State of Palestine on 11 July 2018 and closely followed the questions addressed to the delegation of the State party by members of the Committee as well as the official replies given by the State. Following the ...

Monday, 17 September 2018 08:46 Date: 13/09/2018

Al-Haq Reaffirms its Support of the ICC and Condemns Attempts to Infringe on its Independence and Punish the PLO

On 10 September 2018, the United States National Security Advisor John Bolton, in an address to the Federalist Society on “Protecting American Constitutionalism and Sovereignty from International Threats”, launched a reprehensible attack against the International Criminal Court (ICC). Bolton also announced the closure of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) office in Washington D.C. in response to “Congressional concerns with Palestinian attempts to prompt an ICC investigation of Israel”. Al-Haq condemns the closing of the PLO office as a punitive measure aimed at ensuring that the State of Palestine does not pursue accountability through the ICC.

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Monday, 17 September 2018 07:06

END IMPUNITY  AND OPEN INVESTIGATION ON PALESTINE

Dear Madam Prosecutor,

Today, on 17 September 2018,  25 civil society organisations including coalitions urge you to urgently open an investigation into the Situation in Palestine. The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the only viable independent judicial body capable of ending impunity for crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territory and effectively deterring the commission of future crimes.

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Monday, 10 September 2018 18:19

Alert on Imminent Destruction of Khan Al AhmarOn 5 September 2018 the Israeli High Court of Justice gave its go-ahead for the demolition of the Khan Al-Ahmar community of 180 Palestinian residents any time after 12 September 2018. The school in Khan Al-Ahmar serves 170 students from five nearby Bedouin communities. The decision reinforces a previous ruling that will ensure the unlawful forcible transfer of Palestinians from the E1 area and paves the way for the merging of the Israeli Ma’ale Adumim settlement with East Jerusalem.

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Saturday, 08 September 2018 15:36

Al-Haq: “Recommendations by the Justice Sector Development Committee Violate Independence of the Judiciary” Al-Haq has reviewed the Palestinian High Court judges’ position, as issued on the website of the Palestinian Judges Association on 5 September 2018, in which the High Court judges announced their resignation en masse and placed their resignation at the disposal of the Chairman of the Palestinian Judges Association. The mass resignation by the High Court judges came in protest against recommendations of the Justice Sector Development Committee (‘the Committee’), which according to the judges “violated the independence of the judiciary and the principle of separation of powers, providing an easy way for the executive authority to tighten its control over the judiciary.”

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UN Advocacy

Al-Haq Attends 38th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Al-Haq attended the 38th regular session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, which was held from 18 June to 6 July 2018, and submitted two written statements, delivered five oral interve »
Al-Haq Delivers Oral Statement at the 38th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Palestinian Women Human Rights Defenders Facing Online Violence
On 22 June 2018, Al-Haq delivered a statement at the 38th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council during the annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women. Al-Haq present »
Al-Haq and Addameer outline why agenda Item 7 is critical for human rights in the OPT
On Tuesday 19 June 2018, the United States (US) announced its intention to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), citing anti-Israel bias. US Ambassador to the United Nations (U »
Israel’s Deliberate Denial of Entry to United Nations Special Rapporteur Mr. Michael Lynk Intended to Frustrate United Nations Human Rights Monitoring
Al-Haq is deeply concerned by Israel’s continued denial of entry to United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, Mr. Michael »

EU Advocacy

Joint letter from civil society organisations urging for the immediate lifting of Gaza blockade
EuroMed Rights, together with 22 International, European, Israeli and Palestinian human rights and development organisations, sent a joint letter yesterday to call on the European Union to urge Israe »
Brief in Support of Unilateral Action by a European Union Member State to Prohibit the Importation of Israeli Settlement Goods
In light of 70 years of the ongoing Nakba, 51 years of occupation, and rapid acceleration of Israel's unlawful settler colonial enterprise in the occupied Palestinian territory, Al-Haq calls on Membe »
Al-Haq Sends A Letter to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Regarding the EU Response to the Mass Killings in the Occupied Gaza Strip
On 15 May 2018, Al-Haq sent a letter to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini, to provide information on the »
Letters Sent to European Union Member States and the European Union Representative to Individually and Publicly Clarify Positions on the Relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem; and the European Union to take action against Czech Republic, Ro
On Saturday 12 May 2018, in letters sent to European Union (EU) Member States, Al-Haq called on States to explain their positions on the United States embassy relocation in light of the failure of th »

ICC Advocacy

Al-Haq Reaffirms its Support of the ICC and Condemns Attempts to Infringe on its Independence and Punish the PLO
On 10 September 2018, the United States National Security Advisor John Bolton, in an address to the Federalist Society on “Protecting American Constitutionalism and Sovereignty from International »
END IMPUNITY AND OPEN INVESTIGATION ON PALESTINE
Dear Madam Prosecutor, Today, on 17 September 2018,  25 civil society organisations including coalitions urge you to urgently open an investigation into the Situation in Palestine. The Interna »
ICC Chamber Orders Outreach To Palestinian Victims and Affected Communities
On 13 July 2018, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court issued a public decision ordering the Registry “to establish, as soon as practicable, a system of public information and o »
State of Palestine Submits State Referral to the ICC
On 22 May 2018, the State of Palestine referred the situation in Palestine to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, in accordance with Article 14 of the ICC Statute.  In submitting »

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