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PCHR Organizes Panel Discussing Results and Recommendations of New Report on “Crimes of Torture in Palestinian Prisons and Detention Centers”

Ref: 58/2015   On Thursday, 12 November 2015, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a panel discussing the results and recommendations of a new report titled "Crimes of Torture in Palestinian Prisons and Detention Centers" from June 2014 – June 2015 in PCHR's head office in Gaza City. The panel discussion was attended by representatives from security services in Gaza, Comptroller General of Security Services and representatives from human rights organizations. The panel was opened by Mr. Hamdi Shaqoura, PCHR's Deputy Director for Program Affairs, who explained that the aim of the panel was to discuss seriously the mechanisms to confront...

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PCHR Organizes Workshop on Death Penalty and Fair Trial Guarantees in Palestine

Ref: 53/2015 On Sunday, 11 October 2015, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a workshop on "Death Penalty and Fair Trial Guarantees in Palestine" in Lighthouse Restaurant in Gaza City. Legal experts, representatives of civil society organizations and political factions attended the workshop. Major Rami 'Ashour from the military judiciary, talked about the Palestinian Authority's (PA) commitment to the judicial guarantees and measures in case a death sentence issued by the military courts. He divided the guarantees into two sections: The first section was about the guarantees of investigation, inquiry and trial before military courts. He addressed these guarantees in general...

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PCHR Organizes 2 Awareness Raising Workshops on the Right to Health

Ref: 50/2015 The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) organized 2 awareness-raising workshops on the right to health in the international human rights law, in cooperation with the branch office of the International Union of Dentistry Students in the Gaza Strip. Both workshops were held in Commodore Hotel in Gaza City, where 52 students from the Dentistry College in al-Azhar University in Gaza attended. The first workshop was organized on Wednesday, 02 September 2015. It was attended by 23 students from the Dentistry College in al-Azhar University. The second workshop was organized on Thursday, 03 September 2015, and was attended by 29...

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PCHR Organizes Seminar Titled “Force-Feeding is a War Crime”

Ref: 47/2015  On Monday morning, 17 August 2015, the Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR) organized in cooperation with the Prisoners' Committee of Islamic and national Factions a seminar titled "Fore-Feeding is a War Crime". The seminar, which was held in the Commodore Hotel in Gaza City, was organized in support for the administrative detainee on hunger strike in the Israeli prisons, Mohammed 'Allan. The seminar was opened by lawyer Raji Sourani, Director of PCHR, who emphasized that lawyer Mohammed 'Allan is on hunger strike on behalf of the detainees and the nation in the face of the jailer. Sourani added that...

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PCHR Organizes Seminar Titled “Is the UNRWA Crisis Financial or Political?”

Ref: 44/2015 On Thursday, 13 August 2015, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a seminar titled "Is the UNRWA Crisis Financial or Political?" The seminar was held in the Commodore Hotel in Gaza City and was attended by representatives of UNRWA, the UNRWA's Arab Staff Union, Palestinian refugees committees in the Gaza Strip and representatives of civil society organizations and political factions.   Mr. 'Adnan Abu Hasnah, UNRWA spokesperson in Gaza, emphasized that the UNRWA suffers from a deficit that has accumulated for 5 years and has been borrowing money every year from the next one's budget. This has doubled and...

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