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Al-Haq Opens Center for Applied International Law

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:28 Ref.: 218/2012
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center-opening-Al-Haq is proud to announce the opening of the Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law.

Based in Ramallah, 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.  It is the first center in Palestine to specialize in the practical application of international law, and will build on over 30 years of experience gained by Al-Haq in promoting international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

The center will host international experts, as well as regional seminars, to cover key issues of international law and human rights encountered in the OPT and other Arab countries. It also has a local capacity building program where training courses will be held for activists and human rights students.  The Al-Haq library – the first in the OPT to specialize in international humanitarian law and human rights – will be based at the Center, with over 11,000 volumes in Arabic and English, to provide crucial material for visiting scholars.

Al-Haq would particularly like to thank the Ford Foundation, as well as our other sponsors and supporting organisations, for making the establishment of the new center possible.

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