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'
TRC conclude the National Conference " ""A year to liberate the prisoner. United in supporting their families"
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TRC conclude the National Conference titled:"A year to liberate the prisoners…United in supporting their families"
Al Dameer Organizes an Awareness Campaign Entitled “Right of Charitable Associations and Local Bodies is a Constitutional Right”
On Monday, 19 April 2010, Al Dameer Association for Human Rights in cooperation with PNGO network organized a press conference at its office in Gaza and announced the beginning of the awareness campaign. It was entitled “the Right Of Charitable Associations and Local Bodies is a Constitutional Right” and it is going to be organized in the context of implementing the activities of the project funded by the European Union that contribute to the Respect, Protection, and Promotion of the Rights of Freedom of Association in the Gaza Strip.
PCHR Director, Raji Sourani, re-elected as FIDH Vice President for the Forth Consecutive Time
At the conclusion of the International Federation for Human Rights’ (FIDH) 37th Congress that took place in Yerevan, Armenia, from 6 to 10 April 2010, lawyer Raji Sourani, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights’ (PCHR) director, was re-elected as FIDH vice president. This is the forth consecutive mandate of Sourani as FIDH vice president, a position that he occupied already for nine years and that he will occupy now for further three years.