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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

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

Call for Inputs to CESCR General Comment on Land
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

Palestine @ UN Indigenous Issues Forum
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,

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

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

Call for inputs: Transitional justice in colonial contexts
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

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

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

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

UN Special Rapporteur to Consult with CSOs
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

Arab CSO Forum on sustainable development
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

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

Women Lead, Resist and Thrive – Even in Crises
By: Heather Elaydi and Ayushi Kalyan, Equal Times
04 March 2021
Women lead, resist and thrive – even in the midst of crises     The past decade, particularly 2020 with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, has shone a light on the full extent of existing inequalities in the world. Ahead of this International Women’s Day, we would like to draw attention to ways that

HIC Members in Palestine Welcome ICC News
By: Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, the Palestinian Centre for Human Right and Al Dameer Association for Supporting Prisoners and Human Rights
03 March 2021
Justice for Palestine: Historic Day for Palestinian Victims of Israeli Crimes     Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, the Palestinian Centre for Human Right and Al Dameer Association for Supporting Prisoners and Human Rights (the Coalition) acknowledge and welcome the 3 March 2021 announcement by the Office of the Prosecutor of

12K Zimbabwe Villagers Face Eviction for Hay
By: Sheluzani Makhese, calnews
03 March 2021
Zimbabwe minorities face eviction from ancestral lands   CHILONGA—Already forced off their land when a South African-based sugar company acquired the land, thousands of Zimbabweans from the minority tribes are facing further eviction southeast of the country.   The government has come under criticism amid the plans to evict the about 12,000 Shangaan/Tsonga

HIC-HLRN Petitions Zim President over Demolitions
By: Tatenda Chitagu, News Day
02 March 2021
ED petitioned over looming demolitions     An international housing and land rights movement has petitioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa asking him to stop the pending house demolitions in the country, particularly at Crowborough Farm, Harare.   Habitat International Coalition (HIC), an international Housing and Land Rights Network consisting of about 450 civil society organisations (CSOs)

EU: 7 States Demand Israel End Demolitions
By: Ronan McGreevy, The Irish Times
26 February 2021
Ireland condemns Israeli destruction of Bedouin homes in West Bank Seven European countries call for the end of demolition of homes and schools     Ireland, as a member of the UN Security Council, has called on Israel to halt the demolition and confiscation of Bedouin homes in the Jordan Valley.   Ireland, Estonia and Norway, along with permanent members of the Security

Most EU Fish Aid Funds Military Occupation
25 February 2021
Most of the EU`s financial support to Morocco under the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement has been spent on occupied land, new government report reveals.    Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) has obtained access to a recent report written by the Moroccan government, documenting how it has spent money that it has received from

Why Reject Land Privatization
By: Oakland Institute
25 February 2021
This Is Our Land: Why Reject the Privatization of Customary Land     Today, the Oakland Institute releases This Is Our Land: Why Reject the Privatization of Customary Land, an educational resource that debunks myths used for privatizing land around the world, while providing facts on how customary tenure systems are critical to

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