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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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Most EU Fish Aid Funds Military Occupation
By: WSRW
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
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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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India: Activist Arrested over Pro-farmer ‘Toolkit’
By: Sky News and Shruti Menon, BBC
19 February 2021
These two articles report the arrest of 22-year-old Indian climate activist Disha Ravi, who has been accused of sedition for allegedly authoring a pro-famers toolkit Global Farmers Strike - First Wave. The first article deals with her arrest, while the second provides the context of India’s Sedition Law and its
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Palestine: Colony Architects at the ICC?
By: Amira Hass, Ha’aretz
17 February 2021
 Palestinians should drag architects of settlements to the ICC – opinion Their fingerprints are on every square centimeter, their expertise and professionalism in every bend in the road. They are the planners, architects and contractors who are turning the West Bank into an Israeli-Jewish district: a mix of upscale towns and
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