Over the past three days, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has conducted its ongoing 40th Congress, which is held every three years. FIDH is the oldest international human rights organization, established in 1922. Following the secret ballot elections of the federation's President and members today, Al-Haq's General Director Shawan Jabarin was re-elected as FIDH Secretary-General for the second time, with 84 of the 102 organizations participating voting in favour.
Al-Haq extends its gratitude to all organizations that voted in favour and congratulates all colleagues who were elected, in particular at the regional level, including Ms. Nedal Al Salman, who was elected as Vice-President. Al-Haq further congratulates Ms. Alice Mogwe of Botswana on her election as FIDH President.
Al-Haq extends its gratitude and appreciation to all victims of human rights violations worldwide, and in Palestine, and to the global human rights movement, especially to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights.