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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,...
The Israeli High Court approves Petition by Addameer on the Return of Withheld Bodies of 9 Jerusalemite Palestinians
05.05.2016
Ramallah- 5/5/2016- The Israeli High Court recommends the gradual return of the nine bodies of extrajudicially executed Palestinians from Jerusalem, that have been withheld from their families. The decision recommends that the Israeli police put forth its fullest efforts to return the nine bodies before the holy month of Ramadan. The court also...
On Palestinian Prisoner’s Day: PHROC Calls for an End to Collective Punishment by the Israeli Occupation and Investigation by the International Criminal Court
17.04.2016
In the Event of Palestinian Prisoner’s Day: PHROC Calls for an End to Collective Punishment by the Israeli Occupation and Investigation by the International Criminal Court On the occasion of Palestinians Prisoners’ Day, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) calls for an end to ongoing collective punishment by Israeli...
Following Adalah and Addameer's Supreme Court Petition:Autopsy Conducted on Body of Palestinian Minor Mu’taz Ewisat
24.03.2016
On 21 March 2016, the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute carried out an autopsy on the body of Palestinian minor, 16-year oldMu’tazEwisat. The autopsy took place after the police lifted their previous objection to deny his family’s request for an autopsy to determine the circumstances of his death following a petition filed to the Israeli Supreme Court...
PHROC Stands in Solidarity with the Manasrah Family for Refusing to Receive their Son's Frozen Body
23.03.2016
The Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) supports the decision taken by the family of 15-year-old Hassan Khaled Manasrah, from occupied Jerusalem, to not receive his body which was in a humiliating and degrading state. PHROC also denounces Israel's continued policy of withholding 14 Palestinian bodies and setting degrading...
No Mothers’ Day for Palestinian Mothers inside Israeli Prisons
21.03.2016
As Palestinians celebrate the occasion of Mothers’ Day, 13 Palestinian mothers held in Israeli prisons and detention centers are unable to see their families. Palestinian mothers are often denied their right to a fair trial, family visits, and kept for several days or months under interrogation where they are subjected to torture and ill-treatment...
Adalah and Addameer Petition the Supreme Court demanding an Autopsy for Palestinian Minor Mu’taz Ewisat
17.03.2016
On Tuesday, 13 March 2016, Adalah and Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association submitted a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court on behalf of the family of Palestinian minor Mu’taz Ewisat demanding an autopsy of his body. Mu’taz, who was 16 years old at the time of his death, was killed by Israeli police gunfire on 17 October 2015 in...

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