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LPHR and Addameer Submit a Joint Complaint to the UN WGAD on the Ongoing Israeli Military Detention of Three Palestinian Female Birzeit University Students
07.10.2020
Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights ( LPHR ) and Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association ( Addameer ) have submitted a complaint to the United Nations Working Group for Arbitrary Detention concerning the Israeli military authorities ongoing unlawful arbitrary detention of three young female Palestinian Birzeit University students...
Human Rights Organisations Send Urgent Appeal to UN Special Procedures on the Imminent Threat of Forcible Transfer/Deportation of Salah Hammouri for “Breach of Allegiance”
05.10.2020
On Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 13 Palestinian and regional human rights organisations submitted a joint urgent appeal to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures on the imminent threat of forcible transfer/deportation of Salah Hammouri, a Palestinian-French human rights defender and a lawyer at Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights...
Turning Gray in Israeli Prisons
01.10.2020
Today, 1 October 2020, the world celebrates the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons. The United Nations General Assembly designated this day as an opportunity to highlight the essential and influential role of older people in contributing to society, and as a means to spread awareness on the various challenges, older people...
Global Response to Israeli apartheid: A call to the UNGA from Palestinian and international Civil Society Organizations
23.09.2020
Apartheid is a crime against humanity, giving rise to individual criminal responsibility and State responsibility to bring the illegal situation to an end. In May 2020, a large number of Palestinian civil society organisations called on all States to adopt “effective countermeasures, including sanctions, to end Israel’s unlawful acquisition of...
PHROC and PNGO Call for Effective Measures by all States to Stop the Israeli Minister of Interior from Punitively Revoking the Jerusalem Residency of Human Rights Defender Salah Hammouri
21.09.2020
Earlier this month, Salah Hammouri, a 35-year-old Palestinian-French human rights defender who works as a lawyer with Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, was officially notified of the Israeli Minister of Interior’s intention to revoke his permanent Jerusalem residency for so-called ‘breach of allegiance’ to the State of Israel...
PHROC Condemns Attack on Citizens in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and Calls for Ending the State of Emergency and Respecting Human Rights
15.09.2020
The Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) is following, with concern, the recent decline in human rights in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. PHROC is particularly concerned about violations of the rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly under the unconstitutional state of emergency, as dozens of citizens have been...
PNGO and PHROC Call on the Dutch Government to Protect UAWC from Harm and to Shield Palestinian Civil Society
26.08.2020
The Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO) and the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) condemn the toxic incitement and defunding campaign against the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), a long-standing member organization of PNGO. This campaign has escalated after the Dutch government recently...
Position Paper by Human Rights Organisations’ on the Independence of the Palestinian Judicial System
19.08.2020
Palestinian human rights organisations are following, with concern, the rapidly unfolding developments in the Palestinian Judicial Authority, coinciding with additional serious challenges facing the Palestinian people. In addition to the so-called “Deal of the Century”, the Israeli occupying authorities continue to advance and entrench their...
PHROC condemns the arrest of human rights defender Mahmoud Nawajaa
06.08.2020
The Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) condemns the arrest of human rights defender Mahmoud Nawajaa. Last Thursday, Nawajaa was arrested from his home by the Israeli occupying forces (IOF). In violation of International Humanitarian Law, he was relocated to the Al-Jalama interrogation centre inside the 1948 territory. The PHROC...
The Military Court at Ofer Sentences Palestinian Author Ahmad Qatamesh and Keeps him Detained under Administrative Detention
20.07.2020
Today 20 July 2020, the Military Court at Ofer sentenced the Palestinian Author and Academic, Ahmad Qatamesh, according to a listed of charges presented against him. Ahmad Qatamesh was charged with the presence at an illegal gathering for an illegal organization, more specifically, he was charged for giving a lecture in one of the student...

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