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Complaint lodged in case of 16-year-old girl used as a human shield

September 22, 2010
Complaint lodged in case of 16-year-old girl used as a human shield

On Monday, 20 September 2010, DCI-Palestine and Adalah submitted a complaint to the Israeli authorities (Military Advocate General) in relation to the use of a 16-year-old girl as a human shield by the Israeli army in February 2010. DCI-Palestine and Adalah are calling for an immediate investigation into conduct, which if established, is in...
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NLG calls on State Department to intervene in the case of Ameer Makhoul

September 22, 2010
NLG calls on State Department to intervene in the case of Ameer Makhoul

The National Lawyers Guild, in coordination with other legal and grassroots human rights organizations, addressed this letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, calling upon the State Department to act on the case of Ameer Makhoul, Palestinian human rights advocate and leader among Palestinian citizens of Israel, who has been imprisoned on trumped-up...
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NLG calls upon UN Secretary-General to reconsider Uribe appointment to Gaza flotilla investigation

September 22, 2010
NLG calls upon UN Secretary-General to reconsider Uribe appointment to Gaza flotilla investigation

Alvaro Uribe's government presided over the murder of thousands of innocent non-combatants, many of them kidnapped and later killed by the military and presented as "guerrillas killed in combat." This phenomenon became known as "false positives", a "positive" being Colombian military lingo for a killed guerrilla. When a common grave with some 2,000 bodies...
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NLG International Committee supports California “Divest from Israel” initiative

September 22, 2010
NLG International Committee supports California “Divest from Israel” initiative

The National Lawyers Guild International Committee and Free Palestine Subcommittee have endorsed the California Israel Divestment Campaign, as part of the Guild's ongoing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) work in solidarity with Palestine.
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PCHR Participate in Mission to 15th Session of UN Human Rights Council

September 21, 2010
PCHR Participate in Mission to 15th Session of UN Human Rights Council

The Goldstone Report process continues: The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights and Al Haq participated in the most recent session of the Human Rights Council; PCHR is calling on the Security Council to refer the situation in Israel and the oPt to the ICC.
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NLG calls on State Department to intervene in the case of Ameer Makhoul

August 22, 2010
NLG calls on State Department to intervene in the case of Ameer Makhoul

The National Lawyers Guild, in coordination with other legal and grassroots human rights organizations, addressed this letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, calling upon the State Department to act on the case of Ameer Makhoul, Palestinian human rights advocate and leader among Palestinian citizens of Israel, who has been imprisoned on trumped-up...
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Three resources: Why the flotilla attack was unjustifiable, and how the underlying seige is illegal

August 22, 2010

Three important resources for activists, attorneys, and students: The IADL / NLG IC White Paper, the NLG Gaza Delegation Final Report, video of the Gaza Delegation report to the 2009 Guild convention.
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DCI-Palestine monthly bulletin on detention of children

August 16, 2010

DCI-Palestine has just released the Detention Bulletin for July 2010 – http://www.dci-pal.org/English/Doc/dbulletin/Issue_07.pdf Some points to note are: ·         In July, the total number of Palestinian children in Israeli detention was 284 – the trend is down and this represents a 2% reduction since June. ·         Three case summaries documenting ill-treatment: o   K.S. (16) –...
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PCHR statement on continuing Goldstone process: Aug. 15, 2010

August 16, 2010

The committee of experts, mandated in A/HRC/Res/13/9 to analyze the effectiveness of domestic investigations into alleged crimes, was in Gaza. The director and legal director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights briefed the committee and called for an end to impunity.
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Daniel Machover’s op-ed in The Times (UK)

August 16, 2010

An embargo on adequate food and medical aid can never be lawful. As the boarding of the Mavi Marmara by Israeli forces was unlawful, those on board had the right to defend themselves, subject to the constraints of Turkish criminal law. Any force used by Israeli commandos may be judged as unlawful, let alone...
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