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UNSR Urges Israel Reverse Eviction Orders
By: OHCHR
11 May 2021
Israel/OPT: UN expert calls for reversal of Israel’s eviction order against 16 Palestinian families  GENEVA—A UN expert called today on Israel to reverse its eviction orders for Palestinian families living in Occupied East Jerusalem, calling them part of an alarming pattern to change the demography of the city.   Israeli courts have, over
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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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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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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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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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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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CSM Denounces New CFS Food Systems & Nutrition Guidelines
By: Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples` Mechanism for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security
20 April 2021
Rome, 20 April 2021 – Civil society and Indigenous Peoples’ organisations share with deep regret their collective and critical assessment of the Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition (VGFSyN). The final VGFSyN present a lost opportunity to guide a much-needed radical transformation of food systems around the globe and
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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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UN Special Rapporteur to Consult with CSOs
By: HIC-HLRN/OHCHR
25 March 2021
CSO Consultation with UN Special Rapporteur on Housing Discrimination and Spatial Segregation Public consultation by the Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing with civil society organizations Monday, 12 April 2021, 15:00–16:30 CET Objective The purpose of this public consultation is to collect input and recommendations from Civil Society Organizations in preparation
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Arab CSO Forum on sustainable development
By: HIC-HLRN
23 March 2021
We invite you to attend the regional meeting of civil society organizations on #sustainable development in the Arab region. Representatives of civil society and experts in Arab countries will participate in the meeting to discuss efforts to achieve sustainable development in the Arab region and the challenges it faces. The "regional
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World ‘needs climate watchdog’
By: Aleida Rueda, SciDevNet
13 March 2021
World ‘needs climate watchdog’ to keep eye on govts     Pledges for action outlined in the Glasgow Climate Pact will be meaningless without accountability and transparency measures, says Camila Isabel Zepeda Lizama, a 36-year-old economist who led Mexico’s negotiation team at the COP26 climate summit.   In the closing plenary, Zepeda was one of
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Colorado Landowner Returns Ute Land
By: Return to Now
10 March 2021
Generous Colorado Landowner Returns Ancestral Land to Tribe   After discovering Native American ruins on his land, white man gives it, and his house, back to the tribe that once lived there   A Colorado landowner was inspired to return his land to Native Americans three years after purchasing it and being “haunted” by
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