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The Impact of the Annexation Wall Around al-Sheikh Sa’d/Jabal al-Mukabber

This publication analyses the impact of the Annexation Wall on al-Sheikh Sa'd, an area of Jabal al-Mukabber, a large southern Jerusalem town occupied in 1967. Those in al-Sheikh Sa'd are considered West Bank residents, while those in Jabal al-Mukabber have Jerusalem identity cards. The situation has been exacerbated by the planned construction of the Annexation Wall, which will separate al-Sheikh Sa'd residents from their families, land and jobs.

The International Court of Justice and the Annexation Wall: Replacing Politics With Law

This paper, released the day that the International Court of Justice began its hearings for the Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, provides a legal analysis of the Annexation Wall under international human rights and humanitarian law. It addresses the impact of the Wall on such legal issues as the prohibition of property destruction; freedom of movement; the rights to work, health, education and self-determination; and the prohibition of annexation of territory.

THE PERPETRATION OF WAR CRIMES DURING THE ISRAELI INCURSION INTO RAMALLAH, 4 JANUARY 2007

On the afternoon of Thursday, 4 January 2007, an Israeli military incursion took place in the centre of the West Bank city of Ramallah in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). After full investigation into the facts and circumstances of the incursion, Al-Haq presents its findings in the present report.
The report also supports Al-Haq's request for a comprehensive and transparent investigation into the incident, submitted to Military Judge Advocate General Brigadier Avichai Mendelblith on 27 January 2007.

Torture for Security: The Systematic Torture and Ill-Treatment of Palestinians in Israel

TortureForSecurityThis report examines the torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of Palestinians in Israeli custody during the first four years (1988 through May 1992) of the first intifada. During this period, there were a large number of credible reports of torture, many of which provide evidence for the systematic and institutionalised use of torture both to intimidate and extract information. It addresses the international human rights and humanitarian legal framework, the legal definition of torture, and Israeli use of the practice and security rationale.

Torture and Intimidation in the West Bank: The Case of al-Fara'a Prison

This report addresses the condition of detainees and prisoners as well as the policy of intimidation to which those held at al-Fara'a Prison are subjected. Al-Fara'a, located approximately 20 kilometres northeast of the West Bank town of Nablus, was originally built by the British as an army camp, a purpose which it also served under Jordanian rule. Israeli authorities did not use it as a detention centre until 1982, at which time the army began using it. Affidavits obtained from detainees strongly suggest that its main purpose was to facilitate the policy of torture.

The Applicability of Human Rights Law to Occupied Territories: The Case of the Occupied Palestinian Territories

This report examines various theories of applicability of human rights law to occupied territory as well as the interaction between human rights law and humanitarian law. Assessing the implications of each of these theories to the preservation of human rights in occupied territories, the report also addresses the obligations of the occupying power to comply with international human rights laws and conventions. By exploring the specific case of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, this Al-Haq study discusses the provision of human rights ranging from civil and political rights to economic, social and cultural rights, to protection from racial and gender discrimination as established by international law.

The Israeli Settlements from the Perspective of International Law


This report considers the issue of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). Immediately after Israel occupied these lands in 1967, authorities began formulating and implementing projects to settle the area, with the intent of creating a range of political, social, and economic circumstances that could impact its geography and demography. Issues addressed include the legal nature of Palestine and the legal rules that govern it; the effects of settlement on the OPT; their legal justifications; evaluation of Israel's settlement policy in light of international humanitarian law; and the responsibilities of Israel and third-party states.

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