Letter to President Abbas: The Ball Is Now In The Court Of Palestine

Dear President Abbas,

We, the undersigned Palestinian and international human rights organizations, write to urge you to ensure that Palestine pursues the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) by promptly acceding to the Rome Statute and/or filing a further declaration accepting the Court’s jurisdiction over crimes committed on Palestinian territory from 1 July 2002.

Taking such [...]

Palestine Adopts UN Treaties to End Torture and Discrimination


From today, the State of Palestine is bound by international human rights standards, having brought into force five treaties, with two others coming into effect in July.

The treaties include the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the [...]

Human Rights Assessment Team Arrives in Ukraine

A senior UN human rights official has arrived in Ukraine to conduct a “preliminary assessment” of the situation following developments in the country since November last year.

During his eight-day visit UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović plans to meet authorities as well as civil society organisations in Kiev, Lviv, Kharkiv and Simferopol.

The turmoil [...]

Honor Killings Increased in Palestine

In two separate incidents last week under unclear circumstances young women were killed in the Gaza Strip. The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights condemns the crimes and calls on the concerned authorities to launch investigations and bring perpetrators to justice.

On Thursday, 20 February, 2014, S.N.M., 18, was killed at approximately 1:30 pm. A report [...]

Egypt: Atrocity Crimes Perpetrated By State Bodies

مصر – منظمات حقوقية: جرائم مفزعة واعتداءات جنسية تتواطأ فيها أجهزة الدولة

Aida Seif al-Dawla – Egyptian Rights’ Organizations Demand Independent investigation into torture allegations – Victims speak of atrocious crimes committed by state bodies

The undersigned organizations call for an immediate, independent investigation into growing claims of the brutal torture and sexual assault of detainees held [...]

Syria: soaring number of executions in violation of international law – Pillay

أين الرئيس عباس – وسيط الأسد لدى أمريكا – عما يجري في مخيم اليرموك؟؟
أليست القيادة العامة الفلسطينية جزءا من أزمة المخيم؟؟
برلين تضرب عن الطعام .. تضامنا مع مخيم اليرموك, والنمسا ستهب من بعدها رقصا واحتفالا؟؟

GENEVA – UNHR – As reports continued to emerge of a succession of mass executions in northern Syria, UN [...]

Egypt: No Acknowledgment or Justice for Mass Protester Killings

الصحف الفلسطينية في حيفا ويافا والناصرة والجليل تولي إهتماما بالفنانة التشكيلية الفلسطينية النمساوية ميسون باكير
منظمات حقوقية دولية تطالب بالتحقيق في قتل أنصار مرسي

“It will be impossible for all of Egypt’s people to gain trust in their new government and justice system unless they see that those responsible, including those at the highest command levels, are [...]

Israels Culture of Impunity: Nothing Less than Accountability!

في أعقاب التحقيق في  الفساد, أوروبا تصر على فصل  قائمة العاطلين عن العمل في السلطة الفلسطينية من كادر موظفيها

قال مراجعو حسابات الاتحاد الأوروبي اليوم الأربعاء، إن الاتحاد يجب أن يتوقف عن تمويل الموظفين الفلسطينيين في قطاع غزة وآخرين في الضفة الغربية، لأن الأموال تذهب إلى مسؤولين لا يعملون. فقد خلصت المحكمة [...]

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