Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law

Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:04


Over thirty years’ experience of defending human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) has provided Al-Haq with an outstanding range of expertise in the practical application of international law. In July 2009, this rich history inspired the organization to establish the Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law, with the aim transferring its accumulated experiences to new and existing human rights defenders.

The Center, which is based in Ramallah-Palestine, is the first Palestinian civil society body to specialize in the practical application of International Law. The Center aims to combine theory and practice to enhance the capabilities of human rights defenders by providing them with the essential applied knowledge for defending human rights issues at the national, regional and international levels.

The Center’s Vision:

A Palestinian society free of human rights violations; liberated from occupation, governed by the rule of law; and whose citizens enjoy their essential rights and freedoms as granted to them under international law.

The Center’s Mission:

To ensure the application of principles of international humanitarian and human rights law in the OPT by using research, education and training to enable activists, students and human rights defenders to influence decision making at the national and international levels.


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Local Capacity Building Program:

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