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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...

Update: The 58th Great Return March and Nakba Day Protests Israel Kills One Palestinian and Injures 182 Palestinians, Including 56 Children

Nakba Day Protests, 15 May 2019 On 15 May 2019, thousands of Palestinian protesters, including women, youth, children, elderly and families, protested in the five return camps near the fence across the Gaza Strip, in commemoration of Nakba Day, reaffirming the right of...

Friday, 12 July 2019 20:09

Al-Haq Attends 41st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights CouncilAl-Haq attended the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, which took place between 23 June – 12 July, 2019. On 8 July 2019, Al-Haq delivered an oral intervention during the Human Rights Council’s General Debate on Item 7: Human Rights Situation in Palestine and other Occupied Arab Territories. The oral intervention highlighted Israel’s role in deepening environmental and climate vulnerabilities for Palestinians as a result of Israel’s systematic and unlawful exploitation of natural resources. During the intervention, Al-Haq reaffirmed that Israel has no sovereign rights over any part of the occupied Palestinian territory, including over natural resources. Al-Haq further highlighted the impacts of Israel’s prolonged occupation, including the expansion of the illegal settlement enterprise on Palestinians’ capacity to adapt to climate change. Al-Haq concluded by stressing that achieving adaptation to climate change is not possible without the genuine realisation of Palestinians’ collective right to self determination and to permeant sovereignty, and called upon the Human Rights Council to take concrete and collective action to bring Israel’s 52-year occupation to an end.

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Friday, 12 July 2019 19:29

Israel forcing international lecturers out of West Bank Palestinian universitiesBirzeit University, Adalah, Al-Haq now fighting to end escalating discriminatory Israeli policy aimed at blocking international academics from entering the country and refusing to renew visas for those with teaching contracts.

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Thursday, 11 July 2019 17:18

Al-Haq Concludes its Fifth International Law Summer School ProgramJuly 8, 2019, Ramallah. Al-Haq Centre for Applied International Law concluded its Fifth International Law Summer School Program. The summer school program brought together 24 professionals and post-graduate students from 18 different countries to expose them to the human rights situation and international law violations in the Palestinian context.

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Thursday, 11 July 2019 17:07

63rd Great Return March Protests: Friday, 21 June 2019

Date: 11 July 2019

On 21 June and 28 June 2019, Palestinians protestors, including men, women and children and families, gathered in the five return camps established by the National Authority for the Return March. Protesters organized popular and folkloric activities in the return camps and surrounding areas, some 50-300 meters from the fence. The protestors chanted national slogans and raised Palestinian flags, demanding an end to Israel’s unlawful prolonged occupation, the illegal closure of the Gaza Strip and the continued denial of their internationally recognized right of return as refugees to their homes. In response, Israel positioned soldiers behind the hills and sand dunes, inside military watch towers and military enclaves behind the fence, on the other side. Some protesters threw stones at the Israeli forces, while the latter returned with unnecessary and excessive force, firing on the protestors with live fire, rubber bullets and tear gas canisters.

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UN Advocacy

Al-Haq Attends 41st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Al-Haq attended the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, which took place between 23 June – 12 July, 2019. On 8 July 2019, Al-Haq delivered an oral intervention during the Human Ri »
PHROC Condemns Israel’s Denial of Entry to UN Special Rapporteur, Mr. Michael Lynk
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) condemn Israel’s deliberate denial of entry to Professor Michael Lynk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on the situation of hum »
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 »
Al-Haq’s Reasons in Support of an International Treaty on the Right to Development
On April 30, 2019, Al-Haq submitted to the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee[1] reasons in support of an international treaty on the right to development, which seek »

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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