Press Release

United States Policy on Palestine: 2021 and Beyond
16.02.2021
The United States’ (US) historical support for Israel has served to condone and facilitate Israel’s abuses against Palestinians since 1948. Although the administration of US President Donald Trump is perhaps the most explicit in furthering Israel’s colonization-agenda, the US has never been an unbiased peace broker. Instead, the US has provided...
UN Experts Urge Israel to Ensure Accountability for Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
10.02.2021
On 8 January 2021, United Nations (UN) Human Rights experts: Mr. Nils Melzer, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; Mr. S. Michael Lynk, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967; and the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, issued a...
Public Statement Issued by the Palestinian Bar Association and Civil Society Organisations
01.02.2021
Upon an invitation by the Palestinian Bar Association (PBA) a meeting was held on Monday, 18 January 2021 in the premises of the PBA in Ramallah between representatives of non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, coalitions and networks, the Judges Club Association and political parties, to discuss recent developments on the...
PHROC Sends Joint Urgent Appeal to the United Nations Special Procedures on Israel’s Continued Demolitions Amidst a Global Pandemic
25.01.2021
On 25 January 2021, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC), compromising of eleven Palestinian human rights organizations, submitted a joint urgent appeal to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures on Israel’s continued demolitions amidst a global pandemic. Addressing five UN Special Rapporteurs, including the Special...
Addameer Condemns the Israeli Attorney General's Decision to Close the Investigation against the Shabak for Committing Torture against Samer Arbeed
24.01.2021
Today, 24 January 2021, the Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit closed the investigations against the Shabak (Israeli Security Agency) for the circumstances leading to prisoner Samer Arbeed's hospitalization and use of extreme torture techniques during interrogation that almost killed him. Rather than pressing a list of charges against the...
LPHR, Addameer and Fobzu statement on International Education Day: Highlighting the systematic targeting of Palestinian university students for prolonged arbitrary military detention by Israel's military authorities
24.01.2021
London and Ramallah, 24 January 2021 – On UNESCO'S International Day of Education that celebrates the the role of education for peace and development, Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights ( LPHR ), Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association ( Addameer )and Friends of Birzeit University ( Fobzu ) issue an urgent call to the...
PNGO, PNIN & PHROC Joint Statement: Racism and Institutionalised Discrimination in the Roll-Out of the COVID-19 Vaccine
21.01.2021
The Palestinian NGOs Network (PNGO) and the Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) and the Palestinian National Institute for NGOs (PNIN) are concerned that since commencing the roll out of a vaccine against COVID-19 in December 2020, the Israeli occupying authorities have implemented its vaccine policy in a discriminatory,...
Civil Society Organize Webinar “HRD Salah Hammouri at Imminent Threat of Deportation from Jerusalem: Israel Must Be Held Accountable”
15.12.2020
On Thursday 3 December 2020, Palestinian, regional and international civil society organisations held a joint webinar titled “HRD Salah Hammouri at Imminent Threat of Deportation from Jerusalem: Israel Must Be Held Accountable.” Co-sponsored by ten organisations, [1] the webinar constitutes a continuation of civil society’s efforts to highlight Mr...
International Human Rights Day- Restoring Faith in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
10.12.2020
The International Human Rights Day commemorates the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10 December 1948. It is a reminder that this international document, recognized as the cornerstone of human rights, guarantees the universality of human rights to which every human being is...
Israel’s Designation of the Democratic Progressive Student Pole an “Unlawful Association” Is Another Manifestation of its Apartheid Regime
08.12.2020
On 21 October 2020, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) officially declared the Democratic Progressive Student Pole (DPSP), the leftist bloc at Birzeit University, an “unlawful association”. The designation of the Pole as an unlawful organisation was issued under the Defence (Emergency) Regulations 1945, which were inherited by Israel following the...

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