JCESR: 150 Palestinian homes awaits imminent demolition
Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights warned of the occupation new plans to demolish some 150 Palestinian homes situating in various locations in the occupied city. Demolition orders were signed by the previous and current Israeli mayors Uri Luplianski and Nir Barkat.
Palestinian security officers graduate from EU-funded human rights training
One hundred and twenty Palestinian security officers have graduated from a three-month human rights programme, funded by the European Union, in a training described by its organizers as “one of the most effective mechanisms to create a society free of torture and based on justice and human rights”.
PCHR Publishes ‘Targeted Civilians’ a Comprehensive Report on the Israeli Military Offensive against the Gaza Strip
<p>PCHR Publishes &lsquo;Targeted Civilians&rsquo; a Comprehensive Report on the Israeli Military Offensive against the Gaza Strip The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) today published &lsquo;Targeted Civilians&rsquo; a comprehensive report on the latest Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip (27 December 2008 &ndash; 18 January 2009). The report is the result of extensive investigations, and documents numerous war crimes committed by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) over the course of the offensive.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
The NGO Development Center signs a grant agreement with Adala Legal Center
The NGO Development Center , NDC, has signed in Saturday 15/8/2009 a grant agreement with the Legal Center for Arab Minority in Israel , Adala, for a total of USD 25,000. The grant came as part of the Human Rights and Good Governance project that NDC is managing and funded by four European states, namely Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden .
DCI Israel and Palestine submit alternative report on child recruitment
[JERUSALEM, 13 August 2009] – Defence for Children International (Israeli and Palestinian sections) is releasing a joint report on Israeli authorities’ use of Palestinian children in hostilities. The report was submitted on 17 July 2009 to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, which is scheduled to review Israel’s compliance with the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict in January 2010.
The HR/GG Secretariat of NDC Holds the First Discussion of the HR/GG Forum
On Wednesday, June 10, 2009, the NGO Development Center (NDC), the Human Rights and Good Governance (HR/GG) Secretariat, held the first discussion meeting of the HR/GG Forum. The event took place at the Palestine Red Crescent Society in Al Bireh, Ramallah. The forum was attended by more than 30 NGOs operating in the Palestinian Occupied Territories (oPt) and representatives of donor countries.
Al-Maqdese succeed in forcing the Jerusalem Municipality to pay NIS 750.000 as compensation for effected families in Wade Al Joz
Al-Maqdese for Society Development (MSD), had succeeded in forcing Jerusalem municipality and Jehon water company to pay compensation for 19 Jerusalemites’ families from Wade Al-Joz after the water flooded in 16/5/2007 and more than 19 houses had been sank and destroyed with 140 person residents.
South African study finds that Israel is practicing colonialism and apartheid in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
WCLAC Launched the Official Website of “Women and Children’s Rights through Access to Information”
This project is being implemented by WCLAC in Palestine, led by the Information and Communication Technology for Development in the Arab Region “ICTDAR” and funded by the Spanish Cooperation. It has already been implemented by UNDP/ICTDAR in collaboration with national organizations in Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia, and is being implemented in Morocco and Jordan.
Committee Against Torture’s Findings Highlight International Community’s Inaction
Committee Against Torture’s Findings Highlight International Community’s Inaction in the Face of Israel’s Widespread and Systematic Violations of International Law