In a statement on 9th March, the president of the Human Rights Council Ambassador Joachim Ruecher said: “I met with the Commissioners of the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict who handed over a letter requesting a deferral to June 2015 of the submission and presentation of their report due to be presented to the Human Rights Council on 23 March”.
Israel's human rights abuses in the Occupied Palestinian Territory came under renewed attack by senior UN officials on Monday. Addressing the Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967 Makarim Wibisono heavily criticised Israel's assault on Gaza last year.
The 47-member UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the Palestinian people's right to self-determination with 45 countries, including India, voting in its favour. Out of the 47 UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) members, 45 voted in favour with only the US voting against the resolution and Ghana abstaining.
The United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) today expressed concern by the continued and increasing use of administrative detention by Israeli authorities against Palestinians, who are being held without charge or trial, often on the basis of secret evidence, for periods of up to six months.
Dozens of aid agencies have called for international sanctions on Israel over its continued illegal blockade of the occupied Gaza Strip and the fact that six months after its deadly and devastating assault, there has been virtually no reconstruction in the territory.
Despite Israel's reluctant commitment to a two-state solution to solve the long-lasting Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the European Union, International Criminal Court (ICC), the Vatican and various international human rights bodies put pressure on Israel to end occupation in Palestinian territories.
On 23 November 2019, EuroPal Forum and Middle East Monitor co-hosted a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London on the relations between Europe and Palestine. A first of its kind, the conference brought together individuals at the forefront of discourse on Palestine in
As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat