Archive for September, 2010

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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