Press Release

Bone of their Bone: Torture and Ill-Treatment by Palestinian Security Forces
26.06.2016
Bone of their Bone: Torture and Ill-Treatment by Palestinian Security Forces On the occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Addameer calls for an end to all practices by the Palestinian Authority that amount to torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment. In 2014, the Palestinian government signed and ratified...
Complaint Submission to the UN Concerning the Travel Ban and other adverse repercussions against Mr. Omar Barghouti
23.06.2016
LPHR, PHROC and the National Lawyers Guild submit complaint to the United Nations concerning the travel ban and other adverse repercussions against the Palestinian human rights defender, Mr. Omar Barghouti London, Ramallah, and New York 23 June 2016 - Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR), the Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (...
Palestinian Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed Enters His 6th Day of Hunger Strike
20.06.2016
Palestinian Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed Enters His 6 th Day of Hunger Strike Bilal Kayed, a 35-year-old Palestinian from Nablus was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to 14 and a half years. He had been placed in isolation in Rimon prison since September 2015 until his scheduled release. Bilal was set to be released on 13 June 2016 after...
PHROC Dismayed by Israel's Election to Chair the General Assembly's Legal Sixth Committee
16.06.2016
PHROC Dismayed by Israel's Election to Chair the General Assembly's Legal Sixth Committee On 13 June 2016, Israel won a vote to chair the United NationsLegal Affairs Sixth Committee (hereinafter the Committee), with the support of 109 member states and no votes against. [1] The Committee acts as the central space through which legal questions are...
Release Date Set for Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar
02.06.2016
Release Date Set for Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar 02 June 2016 – The release of Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar has been scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, 3 June 2016. The Palestinian Legislative Council member has been detained since 2 April 2015 when Israeli occupation forces surrounded her house in...
PHROC Welcomes Statements by European Officials to Uphold the Right to Participate in and Call for BDS Measures
02.06.2016
PHROC welcomes statements by European officials to uphold the right to participate in and call for BDS measures The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) commends recent statements by European officials on the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement. On May 26, the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bert Koenders,...
Negating High Court Decision, Israeli Public Security Minister Seeks Suspension of Return of Palestinian Bodies
25.05.2016
Negating High Court Decision, Israeli Public Security Minister Seeks Suspension of Return of Palestinian Bodies Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan to suspend the return of bodies of extra-judicially executed Palestinians after alleged incitement during a funeral. The Israeli government had set conditions for the release of deceased...
UN Committee Against Torture Calls for an End to Administrative Detention and Underlines Non-Derogable Prohibition of Torture
19.05.2016
UN Committee Against Torture Calls for an End to Administrative Detention and Underlines Non-Derogable Prohibition of Torture The UN Committee Against Torture reviewed the Israeli government on 2 - 4 May 2016, at the United Nations in Geneva. The committee had received several shadow reports on Israeli violations of the Convention Against Torture...
PHROC Statement: The Nakba at 68: A catastrophe born of discrimination and impunity
16.05.2016
Palestinian Human Rights Organization Council (PHROC) statement: The Nakba at 68: A catastrophe born of discrimination and impunity As Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons (approximately 66% of Palestinian population worldwide) enter the 69 th year of forced displacement from, and within, their ancestral homeland, Israel continues...
UN Committee Against Torture Review of the Occupying State
08.05.2016
The Israeli government was under review this month, 2 - 4 May 2015, by the Committee Against Torture (CAT) at the United Nations in Geneva, which has received several shadow reports on Israeli violations of the UN Convention Against Torture from at least ten NGOs, including Addameer, Al-Haq, Adalah, Badil, Defense for Children International,...

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