Public Statements Archive

Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestinian Territory resigns due to continued lack of access to OPT
GENEVA (4 January 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, Makarim Wibisono, today submitted his resignation to the President of the Human Rights Council, effective as of 31 March 2016. The independent expert expressed deep regret that, throughout his mandate, Israel failed to grant him access to the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
WCLAC event for “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” campaign
On 9 December 2015, WCLAC held a workshop in the old city of Hebron as part of the “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” campaign.
Night raids on Palestinian homes: follow-up submission to the UN
[11 November 2015] – Today, 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 focuses on night raids that occurred in just one month – October 2015 – and is based on 19 testimonies provided to WCLAC by affected women.
Evidence of extra-judicial killings and death threats against women
[9 November 2015] – During the course of the past month there is evidence that Israeli forces in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank are increasingly resorting to extra-judicial killing, mass intimidation and collective punishment in order to maintain their grip on Palestinian territory in violation of basic international norms.
Israeli army dogs used against Palestinians supplied by The Netherlands
[29 October 2015] – A recent article published in the Dutch newspaper NRC has revealed that the Dutch Government has been approving export licenses for the supply of service dogs to the Israeli military for use in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
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