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Al-Haq Welcomes Historic Adoption by Irish Senate of Occupied Territories Bill 2018

On 5 December 2018, the Irish Seanad (upper house) passed the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018. The Occupied Territories Bill 2018 aims to ban the importation of goods originating from illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian ...

Al-Haq Welcomes Chilean Parliament Resolution Calling on the Government to Review Treaties with Israel

Al-Haq welcomes the resolution passed by the Chilean Parliament (with 99 votes in favour, seven against, and 31 abstentions) on Tuesday, 27 November 2018, calling upon the Chilean Government to review all agreements with Israel. The draft resolution requests the Chilean...

Al-Haq Thanks Irish Senators for Voting in Solidarity with the Palestinian People and Urges Continued Support for the Occupied Territories Bill, 2018

On Wednesday, 28 November 2018, on the eve of the international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people, the Irish Seanad voted overwhelmingly by 30 votes for and 13 votes against, in favour of adopting the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill ...

Al-Haq Presents on Ireland’s Control of Economic Activities (Occupied Territories) Bill, 2018, to Prohibit the Import of Settlement Products and Services to Ireland and Urges Support of all Parties on 28 November

On 19 November 2018, Niall Collins, Fianna Fáil TD[1]  alongside Senator Frances Black, Conor O’Neill (SeanadCEG), Gerry Liston (Sadaka), and Susan Power (Al-Haq), presented on a panel entitled, “What We Saw in Palestine” at the South Court National Hotel, Limeri...

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 19:12

Al-Haq Submission to UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression on the Surveillance Industry and Human RightsOn 13 February 2019, Al-Haq sent a submission to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, in response to a call for submissions on the surveillance industry and human rights, concerned with studying the obligations and responsibilities of States and businesses to ensure compliance with human rights standards. Al-Haq’s submission, entitled “The Surveillance Industry: Israel’s Marketing of the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)”, focuses on the numerous rights of Palestinians violated by Israel’s countless policies and practices that seek to harass, monitor, and control them. These practices range from installing checkpoints throughout the OPT, to the Annexation Wall and other barriers on movement that often include surveillance technologies, and to holding Palestinians on charges related to freedom of speech and opinion.

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Monday, 18 February 2019 22:07

Al-Haq Sends Letters to Bombardier International, warning that Bombardier International runs the Risk of Aiding and Abetting the Commission of War Crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)On 20 January 2019, Al-Haq emailed and posted registered letters to the President and CEO of Bombardier, Quebec, Canada, and the President of Bombardier Transportation, Berlin, Germany, putting them on notice of Bombardier’s potential complicity in war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT). In January 2018, Bombardier Transportation concluded an agreement for $126 million to supply 54 Twindexx Vario double-deck coaches to Israel Railways, which will be used for transport on the Tel Aviv - Jerusalem rail link expected to come into operation in 2020.

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Saturday, 16 February 2019 22:22 Date: 16 February 2019

Updates from the 47th Great Return March ProtestsOn Friday, 15 February 2019, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) continued to use excessive force against Palestinian peaceful protesters along the Gaza fence, injuring 67, including 19 children, two paramedics and one journalist. This Friday’s protests saw a limited number of Palestinians who threw stones or Molotov cocktails or ignited car tires. The protests started at approximately 2:30 pm and lasted until about 5:30 pm of the same day, with thousands of Palestinians, including women and children, arriving at various areas along the Gaza fence to wave flags and chant national slogans, calling for their right to return and an end to Israel’s prolonged occupation and closure.

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Saturday, 16 February 2019 00:00 Reporting period: 21 – 27 January 2019

Photo of Hamdi Taleb Na’san and his four children; circulated online.

Date: 16 February 2019

Al-Mghayyer is a Palestinian village, located about 22 kilometres to the northeast of Ramallah City. Approximately 94 per cent of the village is located in Area C, an area over which Israel retains full security and administrative control according to the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement (Oslo II, 1995).[1] Since 1967, Israel has declared areas in the eastern part of the village as closed military zones, confiscating 719 dunums of village lands as of 2010,[2] for the construction of Israeli military checkpoints, military bases, parts of the Annexation Wall, and an Israeli-only-used by-pass road (No. 458) on its land for the sole benefit of nearby Israeli settlements. The village of Al-Mghayyer is surrounded by illegal Israeli settlements such as “Mizpe Rahel” to the north of the village, and outposts, including “Adei Ad” to the northwest.

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UN Advocacy

Al-Haq Submission to UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression on the Surveillance Industry and Human Rights
On 13 February 2019, Al-Haq sent a submission to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, in response to a call fo »
Al-Haq Sends Submission to Special Rapporteur on Discrimination in the Context of Natural Resource Extraction in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
On 31 January 2019, Al-Haq sent a submission to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance (hereinafter the S »
Al-Haq Sends Submission to UN Special Rapporteur with regards to Israel’s Excessive Use of Force and Killing of Palestinian Persons with Psychosocial, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
On 1 February 2019, Al-Haq sent a submission to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions (hereinafter the Special Rapporteur) in response to a call »
100 Palestinian, Regional and International Organisations Call on High Commissioner for Human Rights to Publish the UN Database on Business Enterprises with Activities Related to Israeli Settlements in the OPT
On Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 100 Palestinian, regional, and international organisations sent a joint open letter to the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights concerning the UN Databa »

EU Advocacy

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 »
Brief in Support of Unilateral Action by a European Union Member State to Prohibit the Importation of Israeli Settlement Goods
In light of 70 years of the ongoing Nakba, 51 years of occupation, and rapid acceleration of Israel's unlawful settler colonial enterprise in the occupied Palestinian territory, Al-Haq calls on Membe »
Al-Haq Sends A Letter to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Regarding the EU Response to the Mass Killings in the Occupied Gaza Strip
On 15 May 2018, Al-Haq sent a letter to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini, to provide information on the »

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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