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Statement by the Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC), and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Twenty-eighth Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, 18 May 2018
Following the mass killings by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) of 107 peaceful demonstrators in Gaza since 30th April, with 60 of these killings taking place on 14th May alone, the UN Human Rights Council convened an emergency special session on 18th May 2018. WCLAC, along with Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), submitted a joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council, condemning the disproportionate use of force used by the IOF against unarmed Palestinians in Gaza, and, more specifically, highlighting the active participation of women in the peaceful protests and the grave number of women that have been injured and disproportionately impacted by the violence.
Oral statement by WCLAC staff in their side-event at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council
WCLAC Oral Submission: Women’s Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories Meeting of the Human Rights Council, Geneva   This year, 2017, marks a special anniversary: 50 years of Israeli occupation in Palestine. 50 years of oppression, discrimination, abuse and violations of human rights..
Publication of the book Palestinian Model Parliament: Towards Legislation based on Palestinian Identity, Progressive Ideals, and Just Content.
Last Wednesday, 12 July, a special event was held by WCLAC to celebrate the book launching ceremony of Palestinian Model Parliament: Towards Legislation based on Palestinian Identity, Progressive Ideals, and Just Content, a publication which highlights the ground-breaking work made by PMP in developing Palestinian women's human rights 20 years prior.
Follow up UN submission on night-raids - June 2016
On 30 June 2016, WCLAC lodged a follow-up submission with the UN concerning the devastating impact that Israeli military night raids are having on Palestinian women and families in the West Bank. The latest submission includes 50 testimonies from women who have first-hand experience of a night raid between January and May 2016.
WCLAC lodges third UN complaint on behalf of targeted local activist
On 24 March 2016, WCLAC submitted a further complaint to four UN Special Procedures mechanisms on behalf of a local activist and human rights defender. This is the third complaint filed on behalf of Mrs. Tamimi in the past year following her unprovoked shooting during a demonstration in 2015 and her hospitalization in early 2016 following a tear gas attack on her home.
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