April 16, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
An independent UN human rights expert on Tuesday urged Israel to prevent settlers from taking over a building in the West Bank city of Hebron. The Al-Rajabi House is a four-story building capable of housing 40 families, and is strategically located between the illegal Israel settlement of Kiryat ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by William Helbling
The United Nations confirmed on Thursday that Palestinian officials have delivered letters of accession to 15 international conventions and treaties. Upon signing these letters of accession, President Mahmoud Abbas emphasized Palestine's effort to continue negotiations with Israel, which ...[read more]
March 24, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Richard Falk, the UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, on Friday called on the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to assess the legal status of Israel's prolonged occupation of Palestine. Falk accuses Israel of engaging in colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing and argues ...[read more]
March 4, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A Cairo court ruled on Tuesday that the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas is a terrorist organization and banned all activities by the group in Egypt. The ruling was based on connections between Hamas, the Islamist ruling party of Palestine, with the Muslim Brotherhood, a similar Egyptian ...[read more]
June 8, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Richard Falk, on Thursday emphasized in a speech to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that efforts to mask the human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territory cannot disguise how ...[read more]
May 1, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Ibrahim Fares, an LL.M. Candidate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2013, explains the impact of religion on legal rights in Palestine...Religion affects many aspects of life in Palestine, including legal rights. One sensitive issue in Palestine is ...[read more]
March 18, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Israel must cease all settlement activity and immediately withdraw settlers from the Palestinian territories, according to a UN expert speaking before the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Monday. Christine Chanet presented a report published in January that had been commissioned by the UN Human ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories Richard Falk called Wednesday on the international community to investigate the death of Palestinian Prisoner Arafat Jaradat. Jaradat died while in interrogations at an Israeli facility. Initially, Israel claimed ...[read more]
February 5, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Linda M. Keller of Thomas Jefferson School of Law explores the potential impacts for the International Criminal Court of new Palestinian status at the UN in part two of this two-part series ...As discussed in Part I, the General Assembly resolution granting Palestine "non- ...[read more]
February 5, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On February 5, 2012, Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Israel to change its policies, which forbid Palestinians from traveling through and living in Gaza and the West Bank. HRW also took issue with Israeli delays in processing Palestinian applications for the population registry. Israel required ...[read more]

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