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The Case of Sheikh Jarrah
By: Dibeen Association and HIC-HLRN
11 May 2021
"My father spent his life defending Jerusalem, and he always told us the Israeli judiciary, specifically the Supreme Court, is a graveyard for Arab rights." Darwish, son of Sulaiman Darwish Hijazy (Abu Darwish), who fought a court battle for ten years, presenting ownership documents dating back to 1814. The battle ended
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Legal Letter to ICC on Palestine, Sheikh Jarrah
By: Legal Scholars & Advocates
11 May 2021
Ms. Fatou Bensouda,  Prosecutor  Office of the Prosecutor International Criminal Court  Oude Waalsdorperweg 10  The Hague,  The Netherlands    11 May 2021    Re: Situation in Palestine: Sheikh Jarrah – Communication from Legal Scholars & Advocates    Dear Prosecutor Bensouda,    The world is watching as a war crime unfolds in front of our very eyes, and as those who are entrusted with
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Israel/Palestine: ILA Colonizes Lifta Heritage Site
By: Sarah Ben-Nun. The Jerusalem Post
10 May 2021
Arab village of Lifta, abandoned in ▰, to house new Israeli neighborhood   The western neighborhood in Jerusalem which was abandoned in 1948 will be resettled with 259 housing units, including a luxury hotel.     The Israel Lands Authority (ILA), the government body charged with public land management, announced on Monday - Jerusalem Day
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West Bank: Demolition and Displacement Data
By: OCHA
10 May 2021
Data on demolition and displacement in the West Bank     The figures below reflect the demolition of Palestinian-owned structures and the resulting displacement of people from their homes across the West Bank since 2009. Together with other policies and practices, the threat of destruction of homes and sources of livelihood contributes to
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Sheikh Jarrah: Israel’s Jerusalem Claims Unravel
By: Evan Gottesman, Forward
10 May 2021
The fights over Sheikh Jarrah reveal the folly of relitigating Israel’s founding (opinion)     Defending the pending evictions of as many as 300 Palestinian residents from East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Aryeh King rhetorically asked: “If you are the owner of the property, and someone was squatting on your property,
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Jerusalem: Israeli Eviction Violence Injures 100s
By: Kenny Stancil, Common Dreams
08 May 2021
Hundreds of Palestinians Protesting Evictions in Jerusalem Injured in `State-Sanctioned Campaign of Israeli Violence`   "Israel`s violence has a clear purpose: ethnically cleanse Jerusalem of Palestinians to allow Israeli settlers to take over Palestinian homes."   More than 200 Palestinians were wounded and at least one partially blinded over night in East Jerusalem when
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Consultation: General Comment on Land & ESCR
By: HIC-HLRN
07 May 2021
Consultation on the draft General Comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights   Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 14:30 – 16:30 CEST (live on Zoom from Villa Moynier, Geneva)   Everyone needs land – to be enjoyed as a requisite of human life on this planet.   Currently, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and
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Israel Registers Land for Sheikh Jarrah Colonizers
By: Ir Amim and Bimkom
04 May 2021
Israel Initiates Land Registration Procedures in Sheikh Jarrah to Advance Jewish Settlement For the first time in 53 years, Israel has underhandedly begun land registration procedures in East Jerusalem, exclusively registering land rights of properties to alleged Jewish owners without the public`s knowledge. Such a move is unprecedented and has potential
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Jerusalem: Sheikh Jarrah Forced Evictions
By: Yumna Patel, The Wire
01 May 2021
Inside the Campaign to Prevent the Forcible Removal of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah   In a matter of just two weeks, six Palestinian families from the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood will be thrown out of their homes and replaced with Israeli settlers.   The fate of the families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in
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NGOs Report on Israel`s Settler-colonial Apartheid
By: hlrn
30 April 2021
In a Joint Submission to UN Special Rapporteur, Organizations Highlight the Role of Israel’s Colonial Settlements in the Entrenchment of its Settler-Colonial and Apartheid Regime Today, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC); Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies; and Habitat International Coalition – Housing and Land Rights Network submitted a
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Israel Demolish al-Araqib Village for 186th Time
By: 20 April 2021
29 April 2021
Israeli Forces Demolish al-Araqib Village for 186th Time   Israeli forces again demolished on Monday a Palestinian Bedouin village in the southern Negev region, Anadolu Agency reported.   Israeli forces demolished al-Araqib village for the 186th time despite the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Aziz al-Touri, a member of the Committee
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Call for Inputs to CESCR General Comment on Land
By: HIC-HLRN
28 April 2021
  CESCR calls for written contributions to the draft general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights   The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is developing a general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The purpose of this General Comment is to clarify the specific
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UNSRs Appeal for Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders
By: Geneva Support Group for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in Western Sahara
28 April 2021
Press Release   Bir Lehlu / Geneva, 28 April 2021     UN Human Rights Experts Confirm Widespread Systematic Human Rights Abuses by the Kingdom of Morocco in Occupied Western Sahara   In a joint communication addressed to the Moroccan government, four human rights Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council express serious concerns about a multitude
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HRW: Israeli Apartheid, Persecution Crimes
By: Human Rights Watch
27 April 2021
Crimes Against Humanity Should Trigger Action to End Repression of Palestinians Jerusalem--Israeli authorities are committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The finding is based on an overarching Israeli government policy to maintain the domination by Jewish Israelis over Palestinians and
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Palestine @ UN Indigenous Issues Forum
By: HIC-HLRN
24 April 2021
Webinar Invitation  Toward Goal 16 of Sustainable Development in Palestine: The Realisation of the Palestinian Right to Self-Determination, and Ensuring Accountability Date: Tuesday, 27 April 2021 Time: 18:00-19:30 Palestine time (11:00 - 12:30 EST) Location: Online – Registered participants will receive the Zoom link via email Register at: https://bit.ly/3v9SyoX Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/14Qau3t1c Moderator Ms. Marya Farah,
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Abahlali baseMjondolo Palestine Solidarity
By: Abahlali baseMjondolo press statement
24 April 2021
The Blood of the Palestinians is our Blood   Our struggle is rooted in the principle that the recognition of our full and equal humanity is non-negotiable. We also insist that this principle is applied to all people everywhere. There can be no group of people whose humanity is denied.   As everyone knows
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Earth Day Embraces Palestinian Land Day
By: Land Research Center (LRC) – Jerusalem
22 April 2021
Earth Day Embraces Palestinian Land Day Statement Issued by Land Research Center on the Occasion of Earth Day, 22 April 2020 When a large oil spill on California’s Pacific Coast triggered U.S. Senator Gaylord Nilson to lead a massive popular campaign that attracted 20 million protestors in the first Earth Day in
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Call for inputs: Transitional justice in colonial contexts
By: HIC-HLRN
22 April 2021
Call for inputs – Transitional justice measures and the legacy of human rights violations in colonial contexts The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Mr. Fabian Salvioli, to the 76th session of the General Assembly, in October 2021, to examine the question
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Al-Haq International Law Online Summer School
By: Al-Haq
21 April 2021
Al-Haq International Law Online Summer School Program 31 May–12 June 2021   Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law is pleased to announce its Seventh International Law Summer School for professionals, legal researchers, post-graduates and academics in the fields of international law and human rights. The 2021 program will run entirely online through
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Western Sahara: Open Letter to UN SG
By: Geneva Support Group for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in Western Sahara
16 April 2021
Open Letter to the UN Secretary General Geneva / Bir Lehlu, 16 April 2021   If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will
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