Al-Haq's Questions and Answers: Palestine's UN Initiatives and the Representation of the Palestinian People's Rights' analyse the legal and political implications of the Palestinian UN initiatives on the protection of the rights of the Palestinian people under international law, as well as the representation of the Palestinian people. By adhering to a strict application of international law and contemporary legal practice, Al-Haq’s legal briefs on the UN initiatives seek to bring some clarity to the questions and concerns raised in the public debate and highlight, where appropriate, potential threats to the full exercise of all the Palestinian people’s rights.
Al-Haq’s Exploring the Illegality of ‘Land Swap’ Agreements under Occupation examines the legal implications of the conclusion of ‘land swap’ agreements between Israel and the Palestinian representatives whilst the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip is ongoing.
Al-Haq’s position paper ‘Feasting on the Occupation: Illegality of Settlement Produce and the Responsibility of EU Member States under International Law’ examines the implications of trade in settlement produce and the entry of such produce into the EU market, in light of the obligations of EU Member States under international law. The flourishing agricultural environment in the West Bank, particularly in the Jordan Valley area, coupled with the exploitation of water and other natural resources found in the occupied territory, has turned Israeli settlements into profitable enterprises. The success of such enterprises has been driven by the establishment of water infrastructure, crops and export companies at the expense of the occupied Palestinian population.
This report covers the period of 2013 and focuses on incidents and policies in the access restricted areas (ARA), or buffer zone, in the Gaza Strip. The report breaks down the reporting between attacks against residents and visitors of the border areas, workers in various forms of the agricultural, fishing and farming industries, rubble collectors, and demonstrators, who enter the area to protest against the mechanisms and enforcement of the buffer zone by the IOF. The report shares the documentation of attacks on civilians, including those that result in deaths and injuries; arbitrary arrests; and the policies that hinder access to livelihoods, adequate housing and education. The data raises serious questions as to the extent of the systematic violations of international human rights law (IHRL) and international humanitarian law (IHL) by the IOF against the population of the Gaza Strip, without any effective intervention from the international community, particularly the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention.
دراسة بعنوان الولاية القضائية الفلسطينية الواقع،،، وافاق ملاحقة المجرمين الدوليين
This research paper outlines the general principles and procedural safeguards governing administrative detention in international law with the aim of revealing the ways in which the Israeli Occupying Forces’ use of administrative detention in the occupied Palestinian territory violates these provisions.
This booklet encompasses a series of reflections on the experience of Addameer volunteers and associates who visited the Israeli military courts situated in the occupied Palestinian territory, from 2009 to 2011. The contributors were asked to write about what they saw and how they felt during their time at the court, where they witnessed hearings for Palestinians accused of stone-throwing, involvement in demonstrations and other political activities deemed an offense according to Israeli military regulations.
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 13:58

Courageous Voices, Fragile Freedoms

The report examines Israel’s increasing use of arrest and detention of Palestinian human rights activists taking part in protests and other peaceful acts of resistance against the illegal Annexation Wall and settlements in the West Bank. Although the popular resistance that arose in response to the continuing construction of the Annexation Wall has been facing acts of repression and violence from Israeli forces since regular demonstrations and international advocacy initiatives gained momentum in 2005, the report shows that beginning in 2009 there was a shift in tactics by the Israeli forces that should be viewed in the context of increasing recognition of the legitimacy of the actions by the Palestinian human rights activists.
Factsheet on forced displacement of Palestinian Bedouin in the Naqab and Palestinians in Area C, and the subsequent land confiscation. Film can be watched here:
Thursday, 16 October 2014 23:12

The EU and the Arab Minority in Israel

Issued February 2011 with the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network and the Arab Association for Human Rights. The EU displays a critical awareness of the problems that Arab citizens of Israel face, particularly with regard to discrimination in the exercise of their civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights. However, the EU has under-exploited the various instruments at its disposal. This report contains specific recommendations about what strategies the EU can use to promote equality and respect for human rights.

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