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PCHR Launches Its 2016 Annual Report

Ref: 15/2017     On Monday, 10 April 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) launched its 2016 annual report. This report is the 21st of its kind, as PCHR has always published annual reports displaying the human rights conditions since 1997. The event was attended by a large number of public figures, including decision makers, politicians and representatives of human rights, community-based and youth organizations. The event presented by journalist Taghrid al-'Amour and extensively covered by media. The ceremony was opened with a welcoming speech by Dr. Riyadh al-Za’noun, Chairman of PCHR’s Board of Directors.  He said that throughout the year PCHR...

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PCHR Organizes Workshop Titled “Impact of Salaries’ Deductions on Rights of Public Servants in the Gaza Strip”

Ref: 15/2017 On Sunday, 09 April 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a workshop titled as, "Impact of Salaries' Deductions on Rights of Public Servants in the Gaza Strip." This workshop came in light of the National Unit Government's decision to apply the decision to deduct from salaries of public civil and military servants in the Gaza Strip in order to practice pressure to abolish this decision.  This workshop was attended by civil and military public servants, representatives from the Public Servants' Union, political factions, Civil Society and media organizations. The workshop aimed at discussing the deductions from...

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16 Days of Activism: PCHR Women’s Rights Unit Organizes Workshop on “Divorce before Consummation and Seclusion: Its Reasons and Effects”

  Ref: 45/2016     On 01 December 2016, the Women’s Rights Unit in the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a workshop titled: "Divorce before Consummation and Seclusion: Its Reasons and Effects" as part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-violence Campaign in PCHR's branch office in Jabalia.   Hanan Mater, Director of Women’s Rights Unit, welcomed the attendees and then talked about the work of the Women's Unit and its programs in the framework of providing services to women and PCHR's ongoing attempts to do justice to them. She also reviewed PCHR's experience in documenting violations of women's rights in general. Majeda Shehadah,...

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PCHR Receives Human Rights Watch Delegation in Gaza

Ref: 31/2016  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) received today morning representatives from Palestinian human rights organizations and community-based organizations who met with a delegation from Human Rights Watch comprised of Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director of the Middle East and North Africa Division, and her Deputy Director Eric Goldstein.   In the beginning of the meeting, lawyer Raji Sourani, Director of PCHR, welcomed  the delegation and then stressed the long-lasting ties between PCHR and Human Rights Organizations for over 20 years. Sourani displayed the human rights situation in Palestine especially as the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory has been lasting for...

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Sourani and Jabarin on International Advocacy Mission in the U.S.A

Ref: 13/2016   Raji Sourani, Director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) and Shawan Jabarin, Director of al-Haq, continue their 2-week rare visit to the U.S.A upon an invitation from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) located in the U.S.A. This visit is the first for Raji Sourani in many years, due to U.S. visa restrictions while this is only Jabarin's second visit in more than a decade.  CCR stated that inviting Sourani and Shawan to the U.S.A audiences is part of "its long-standing support for and solidarity with the Palestinian human rights struggle and efforts exerted to challenge the...

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Andalusia Delegation Concludes its Visit to PCHR, and Sourani Meets with the Standing Committee of Foreign Affairs and Defense in the Norwegian Parliament

Ref:02-2016 A Spanish delegation from Andalusia- Malaga concluded its visit to the Gaza Strip. It should be noted that this is the delegation's first visit to Gaza in four years, as the Israeli authorities have been refusing its request to enter Gaza via Beit Hanoun "Erez" Crossing. Moreover, the delegation attempts to enter through Rafah International Crossing Point have failed more than once.   The delegation consisted of Christina Ruiz, Founder and Honorary President of al-Quds Association for Solidarity With the People in Arab Countries, Javier Díaz Muriana, the International Cooperation Manager and Advocacy; Gabriel Ruiz Enciso, Head of the Cooperation and Development...

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On Its 20th anniversary, PCHR launches its New Website

Ref:69/2015 On its 20th anniversary and with the beginning of the New Year, the Palestinian Centre for human Rights (PCHR) launched its new updated website. Establishing a new website is part of PCHR's continuous keenness and efforts to develop its performance, especially as the website connects PCHR with the audience and the world. The new website design has a number of characteristics, including the ability to easily deal with social media websites and share materials and subjects especially photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The new website is also unique for its high technique that automatically suits smart phones and...

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PCHR’s General Assembly Holds its Annual Meeting

Ref: 60/2015 On Monday, 16 November 2015, the General Assembly of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) held its ordinary annual meeting in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of National Economy and Ms. Deema al-Shawa, Director General of Corporation Monitoring and Audit. The meeting was headed by Dr. Riyadh al-Za'noun, Chairman of the Board of Directors (BoD), and attended by BoD members; Raji Sourani, PCHR's Director; and members of the General Assembly. The General Assembly includes Dr. Riyadh al-Za'noun, lawyer Raji Sourani, Ms. Nadya Abu Nahla, Mr. Hashem al-Thalathini, Mr. Essa Saba; lawyer Eyad al-Alami, Mr. Hamdi Shaqoura, Mr....

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PCHR Organizes Special Event about New Documentary on Latest Israeli Offensive on Gaza

Ref: 59/2015   On Saturday evening, 15 November 2015, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a special event to display a new documentary titled "Attack on Gaza: 2014 Summer" at al-Mashtal Hotel in Gaza. The event received wide participation from journalists, students of media, representatives of civil society organizations, public figures and social activists. Following the display of the documentary, a comprehensive discussion was held with Japanese journalist Doi Toshikuni, who made the documentary. The discussion focused on ways to transmit messages from the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) to the international community through media to unveil the reality of crimes...

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Director of PCHR’s Legal Aid Unit Participate in the ECCHR’s Annual Alumni Meeting

 Ref: 57/2015 Upon an invitation from the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), lawyer Iyad al-Alami, Director of the Legal Aid Unit at the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), participated in the ECCHR's Annual Alumni Meeting held in Berlin-Germany from 05 to 07 November 2015. During the Alumni Meeting, lawyer al-Alami participated in a panel titled "From Local to Global in International Casework – Understanding Regional Perspectives in the Use of Human Rights", during which he displayed PCHR's experience in building legal files and the documentation of Israeli crimes against the Palestinian civilians. He also addressed PCHR's efforts exerted...

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