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As Hunger Strike Persists, basic Rights of Participants must be Upheld

As the Palestinian prisoner and detainee hunger strike enters its third week, Al-Haq, Al Mezan, PCHR and FIDH call upon the international community to take action to ensure that the legitimate demands of all Palestinians held in Israeli detention are met. Our organizati...

Al-Haq Statement on World Health Day

The right to the highest attainable standard of health is among the most basic human rights applicable to all without exception.[1]As Occupying Power, Israel is obliged to respect, protect, and fulfil this right for the protected Palestinian population. Instead, Israeli...

The Killing of Seham Nimer: How the Israeli Occupation Destroys Palestinian Families

On 29 March 2017, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) shot and killed Seham Nimer, a 49-year old resident of Ras al-Khamis, in front of Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem.   Seham is the mother of Mustafa Nimer, who was shot and killed by the IOF on 5 Septemb...

The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) supports human rights activist Omar Barghouthi in resisting Israeli actions

PHROC expresses its support for human rights activist and founding member of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), Omar Barghouthi, in confronting Israeli actions that target his activism locally and abroad. Mr. Barghouthi has recently been the victim o...

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:35

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, today urged Israel to comply with international law and international standards for detention.

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 16:27

As the Palestinian prisoner and detainee hunger strike enters its third week, Al-Haq, Al Mezan, PCHR and FIDH call upon the international community to take action to ensure that the legitimate demands of all Palestinians held in Israeli detention are met. Our organizations express concern over the safety of the prisoners and hold Israel, the Occupying Power, accountable for any possible harm to their lives.

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Friday, 07 April 2017 08:00

The right to the highest attainable standard of health is among the most basic human rights applicable to all without exception.[1]As Occupying Power, Israel is obliged to respect, protect, and fulfil this right for the protected Palestinian population. Instead, Israeli policies and practices, ranging from collective punishment measures to excessive use of force to the torture of detainees, regularly impact the physical and mental health of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).

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Monday, 27 February 2017 11:03

Omar-Shakir-on-AljazeeraThe Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) strongly condemns the refusal by Israeli authorities to grant a work permit to Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director. The refusal reflects a larger policy of repression of human rights work by Israeli authorities through movement restrictions, arbitrary arrests, travel bans, and denial of entry.

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UN Advocacy

Al-Haq Brings to Focus Collective Punishment Measures in East Jerusalem at the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council
Between 16-20 March 2017, Al-Haq attended the 34th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. On 17 March, Al-Haq participated in a side event on “Collective Punishment in Jerusalem”  »
Rights Violations of Farming and Fishing Communities within Gaza Closure in Submission to UN Special Rapporteurs
Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Al Mezan) and Al-Haq submitted information to the UN Special Rapporteurs on the Right to Food and on Human Rights and Hazardous Substances and Wastes for their upcomi »
Al-Haq calls attention to business and human rights issues in the OPT
Al-Haq advocated on issues regarding business involvement in Israel’s settlement enterprise during events in Geneva, Switzerland, including the fifth annual United Nations Business and Human Rights »
Time for Palestinian Natural Resources to Be In the Hands of the Palestinian People
Coinciding with the UN-declared International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, Al-Haq has introduced a new campaign “Facts on the Ground”. This cam »
Al-Haq Joins UN Special Rapporteurs on Human Rights and Hazardous Substances and Wastes and the Right to Food Expert Consultations in Geneva
During the 4th and 5th of October 2016, Al-Haq participated in expert roundtable consultations convened by the UN Special Rapporteurs on the Right to Food and on Human Rights and Hazardous Substances »
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 »

EU Advocacy

Convening an EU-Israel Association Council now risks rewarding violations of international law
On 7 February 2017, EuroMed Rights sent a letter and submission to the EU and the 28 Ministers of Foreign Affairs warning against the risks of convening an EU-Israel Association Council and further de »
Al-Haq welcomes France’s move to label settlement products, but calls for stronger action
On November 24, 2016 France issued a notice regarding the labeling of products from Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and the occupied Golan Heights. The notice comes ove »
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& »

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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