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PHROC Calls for the Immediate Release of Hunger Striking Administrative Bilal Kayed

The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) calls for the immediate release of hunger striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed, who has been on hunger strike for 30 days. We have been informed by attorneys that Mr. Kayed has refused to undergo any med...

20 Days of Hunger Strike against Administrative Detention and Solitary Confinement

On 14 December 2001, Bilal Wajih Kayed, then 19, was arrested by Israeli forces from his house in 'Asira Al-Shamaliya, Nablus. Three years later, Israeli courts sentenced him to 14 and a half years in prison. Initially, his family was prohibited from visiting him. Bilal...

The Killing of Mahmoud Badran: The IOF's Excessive Use of Force and Shoot to Kill Policy

On Monday 20 June 2016 at approximately 10:30 pm, a group of young Palestinians from Beit 'Ur Al-Tahta village, Ramallah, went to the Leen Land park and swimming pool in the nearby Beit Sira village. The group included Mahmoud Badran, Majd Abd Al-Ra'ouf Al-Shami, Amir ...

Al-Haq calls on the World Bank to strengthen protection in conflict-affected areas through the safeguards framework reform process

On 16 June 2016, Al-Haq called upon 14 World Bank Executive Directors to strengthen protection in conflict-affected areas, particularly situations of occupation, through the World Bank safeguards framework. In October 2015, Al-Haq met with several World Bank representat...

Thursday, 14 July 2016 15:23

united-nations-logo-300-169Representatives 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 variety of stakeholders to discuss the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:37

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Al-Haq has documented increased pressure by the Jerusalem municipality on residents and business owners in Beit Hanina located near the Israeli settlement of Atarot. Local Palestinians have linked the increase in inspections and fines to the construction of a new “Rami Levy” supermarket[1]  and shopping complex in the settlement.[2]

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Thursday, 16 June 2016 13:02

phroc-300x169Earlier this week, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) issued a letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights ZeidRa’ad Al Hussein, numerous Special Rapporteurs, and independent experts on attacks against human rights defenders (HRDs) in the Occupied Palestine Territory and within the Green Line. PHROC highlighted that Palestinian HRDs are regularly subjected to armed violence, travel bans, arrest, detention, defamation campaigns, and restrictions on movement, amongst other measures, by Israel. In the letter, PHROC underscored the importance of the UN to take action, including by:

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Saturday, 04 June 2016 07:50

Danish-AwardAl-Haq continues to be the focus of an unrelenting smear campaign  to delegitimize the organization and its staff. Anonymous emails targeting staff have continued with the aim of sowing fear and discontent amongst staff, and to derail the work of the organisation.

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UN Advocacy

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 »
Human Rights Council's 28th Session: Palestinian Civil Society Organisations Call on all Member States of the Council to fully engage in Agenda Item 7
Today, 27 March, the Human Rights Council adopted three resolutions concerning the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) with a large majority of the Council member states voting in favour. The EU unan »

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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