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Palestinian Detainee Dies in Israeli Custody - PHROC: Israeli Authorities Bear Responsibility for Palestinian Prisoners’ Life and Protection from Medical Negligence, Torture and Ill-Treatment

The Palestinian Human Rights Organization Council holds the Israeli occupation authorities fully responsible for the death of Nasser Taqatqa, 31, who died while being held in Nitzan prison on 16 July 2019.

Towards a Joint Strategy for the Protection of Healthcare in Palestine

On Thursday, 11 July 2019, Al-Haq participated in a full-day strategic workshop on protecting healthcare in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), organised by the World Health Organization (WHO) in cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of Health and the Office...

Al-Haq Briefs UN Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices in Amman

On Monday, 17 June 2019, Al-Haq briefed the United Nations (UN) Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories on the current human rights situation in the Occupied Pale...

Update: 59th Great Return March

On 24 May 2019 Palestinians in Gaza once again protested in the Great Return March demanding an end to Israel’s unlawful prolonged occupation, 11-year closure of the Gaza Strip and denial of Palestinian refugees’ right of return. Due to the heat, with temperatures reach...

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 14:47

PHROC Calls on the Palestinian Authority to Provide Protection to Palestinians without DiscriminationThe Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) views with great concern the press release issued by the Palestinian Police on Saturday, 17 August 2019, preventing any organized activities by alQaws and calling to report anyone associated with the organisation. Severe community reactions have resulted from the statement, infringing on human rights, which are indivisible, and creating a negative societal atmosphere involving incitement to violence leading to threats to the right to life and physical integrity, as inherent rights owed to every human being without discrimination.

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Monday, 19 August 2019 22:09

World Humanitarian Day https://www.un.org/en/events/humanitarianday/

Date: 19 August 2019

Today, 19 August 2019, marks the 16th anniversary of World Humanitarian Day, designated by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to commemorate the August 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. On this day, Al-Haq recognizes the selflessness of aid workers across the globe and calls attention to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).

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Monday, 19 August 2019 09:46 Date: 17 August 2019

(PHROC) Condemn as Unlawful Israel’s Denial of Entry to Esteemed US Congresswomen, Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, to the Occupied Palestinian TerritoryThe Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) condemn as unlawful Israel’s denial of entry to esteemed United States Congresswomen, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), subjected to a continued Nakba since 1948 and under Israeli military occupation since 1967. In particular, PHROC reiterates that Israel, as temporary military occupant of the Palestinian territory i.e. the Gaza Strip and West Bank including Jerusalem, has exceeded its competence under international law, by unlawfully applying provisions of Israeli domestic law to prevent the entry of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), into the territory. This stands in stark violation of Israel’s limited competence as military occupant governing territory over which it does not have sovereign rights, as outlined under Article 43 of the Hague Regulations and Article 64 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. PHROC asserts that Israel’s denial of access to the US Congresswomen represents an annexationist measure. Israel is clearly overreaching the application of its domestic law to the OPT, violating the Palestinian right to self-determination, and gravely violating the personal rights of the Congresswomen to freedom of movement and freedom of expression and public assembly.

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Saturday, 17 August 2019 09:03 16 August 2019

Al-Haq Sends Follow-up Submission to CERD on the State of Palestine's First ReviewAl-Haq submitted its shadow report to the ninety-ninth session of the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) with regard to its review of State of Palestine’s initial and second periodic reports, in relation to Palestine’s compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), to which the State of Palestine has acceded without reservations and according to which it must adopt appropriate measures and means, without delay, to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination. Al-Haq has followed with interest the interactive dialogue between CERD Committee members and the official delegation of the State of Palestine during the Committee’s ninety-ninth session, which took place on 13 and 14 August 2019 at the UN Office in Geneva. In light of the responses given by the delegation of the State of Palestine during the review by the Committee, Al-Haq considers it important to submit a follow-up report.

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UN Advocacy

Statement on World Humanitarian Day
Date: 19 August 2019 Today, 19 August 2019, marks the 16th anniversary of World Humanitarian Day, designated by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to commemorate the August 2003 bombing of th »
Al-Haq Sends Follow-up Submission to CERD on the State of Palestine's First Review
Al-Haq submitted its shadow report to the ninety-ninth session of the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) with regard to its review of State of Palestine »
AL-HAQ SUBMISSION TO THE COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ON THE FIRST PERIODIC REVIEW OF THE STATE OF PALESTINE
1. In examining the State of Palestine’s initial and second periodic reports (hereinafter ‘State report’ or ‘the report’),[1] submitted to the ninety-ninth session of the Committee on the »
Al-Haq Sends Urgent Appeal to UN Special Procedures and Calls for Immediate Halt to Demolitions in Wadi Al-Hummus
In light of Israel’s mass demolitions of Palestinian homes and property in the Wadi Al-Hummus neighbourhood, in the town of Sur Bahir, in occupied East Jerusalem since the early hours of Monday, 22 »

EU Advocacy

Al-Haq Welcomes Advocate General Hogan’s CJEU Opinion Explicitly Requiring Labelling of Settlement Goods, but calls on States and the EU to Prohibit the Import of Illegal Settlement Goods
Al-Haq wishes to highlight and endorse the publication of Advocate General Hogan’s opinion for the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on 13June 2019, in relation to the notice issued by t »
Al-Haq Calls on the European Union to Withdraw its Recent Statement on Gaza and Apologize to Palestinian Victims
Al-Haq has received with alarm the statement, dated 5 May 2019, by European Union (EU) High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the continuing Gaza escalation,[1] in which the E »
Three reasons why the European Union should support the United Nations Database on businesses activities related to Israeli settlements
JOINT NGO POSITION PAPER The undersigned human rights organisations stress the utmost importance of European Union (EU) and Member States supporting the United Nations (UN) Database on businesses ope »
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 »

ICC Advocacy

Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Submit File to ICC Prosecutor: Investigate and Prosecute Pillage, Appropriation and Destruction of Palestinian Natural Resources
Today, on 26 October 2018, Al-Haq, Al Mezan and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) submitted a 500-page file on alleged crimes committed by Israelis, in particular high-level Israeli offic »
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 »
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