The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union Visits Atfaluna Society
The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union and First-Vice-President of the European Commission Baroness Ashton visits Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children and holds a meeting with representatives of the civil society and private sector in the main hall of the organization.
TRC jointly with the UN High Commissioner Office for Human Rights, organize its Annual conference
About 400 participants attended the International conference titled “monitoring torture, towards an efficient national plan”, which was organized by TRC in partnership with the UN high commissioner office for human rights in the Palestinian territories in the Red Crescent Society hall in al Bireh city on the 30th of June 2010 to Commemorate the UN International day in Support of Victims of Torture “26th of June”.
MADA: The occupation forces detained 3 journalists in Bil’in
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) strongly condemns the detention of the photographers of: Associated press Nasser Al-Shuokhi, Chinese Agency Fadi Aruri, European Agency Atef Safadi, by the Israeli occupation forces. The accident took place while the photographers were covering Bili’n weekly march, today noon 11 June 2010, near the city of Ramallah.
Al-Haq Condemns Recent Attacks on Civil Society Organizations in the Gaza Strip
In a joint press conference held with the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organization Network (PNGO) on 24 May 2010, Al-Haq’s director, Shawan Jabarin condemned two recent attacks on civil society organizations in Gaza. The incidents constitute serious violations of Palestinians’ human rights and highlight an alarming trend with respect to the growing atmosphere of intolerance and incitement perpetuated by extremist religious groups in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
110 Types of Medication and 123 Types of Medical Supplies Out of Stock at Health Facilities in the Gaza Strip
PCHR Calls upon Palestinian President to Promptly Intervene to Ensure Sufficient Supply of Medications and Medical Disposables
DCI concerned by continued use of children as human shields by Israeli soldiers
<p>DCI-Palestine has documented two new cases of children used as human shields by Israeli soldiers during military operations. While searching her house, Dua&rsquo;a (16) was ordered by Israeli troops to open closets and lift beds, while the soldiers remained metres away: &ldquo;They moved three metres backward towards the door while aiming their weapons at me&hellip; They ordered me to search the closets and other items in the room.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
PCHR Appeals to Palestinian President to Stop Application of Death Penalty
This morning, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) sent a letter to Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, appealing to him to stop the application of the death penalty under the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), in light the latest developments in the Gaza Strip with regard to the implementation of two death sentences in violation of the law and the constitution. PCHR has expressed concern that more death sentences may be implemented.
On the World Press Freedom Day, PCHR and OHCHR Organize Honoring Ceremony Entitled Outstanding Journalists
Yesterday evening, 3 May 2010, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized a ceremony entitled "Distinguished Journalists" to honor 25 journalists, who were granted international awards in 2009 and 2010 for their works. The ceremony was attended by hundreds of journalists, representatives of media institutions and civil society organizations and public figures.
Al Mezan Concludes a Training Course Entitled 'Human Rights and the International Humanitarian Law (IHL): Basic Concepts'