Category: Human Rights Brief

Al Mezan Reports on UN Concerns Over Israel’s Use of Administrative Detentions Against Palestinians

by Magister, licensed under GFDL Originally Appeared in Human Rights Brief Al Mezan Center for Human Rights reported that the United Nations Human Rights office (OHCHR) recently “expressed concern” over the increasing use of “administrative detentions” by Israeli authorities. Recently Palestinian legislator Khalida Jarrar was arrested and administratively detained on April 2, 2015 and will likely … Continue reading Al Mezan Reports on UN Concerns Over Israel’s Use of Administrative Detentions Against Palestinians

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Condemns Continued Mistreatment of Thulani Maseko

by United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, public domain Originally Appeared in Human Rights Brief Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights strongly condemned the movement of Swaziland human rights defender Thulani Maseko to solitary confinement. The move was prompted by the publication of a prison letter marking the one year anniversary of his original detention. … Continue reading Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Condemns Continued Mistreatment of Thulani Maseko

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights Reports on Increase in Israeli Forces’ Attacks in Gaza

by Russavia, licensed under CC BY 2.0 Originally Appeared in Human Rights Brief Al Mezan Center for Human Rights reports that Israeli Occupation forces near the “access restricted area” in Gaza have conducted over thirty attacks since September of 2014 which has resulted in two deaths, thirty-six injuries, nine of which were children. This comes … Continue reading Al Mezan Center for Human Rights Reports on Increase in Israeli Forces’ Attacks in Gaza

The Situation of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Venezuela | La Situación de los Derechos Económicos, Sociales, y Culturales en Venezuela

Originally Appeared in Human Rights Brief and Translated to Spanish by Nancy Medina Sigampa State Responds to Petitioners’ concerns at the IACHR (courtesy of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights)]Commissioners: José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, Felipe González, Rosa María Ortiz, Tracy Robinson Petitioners: Coalición de organizaciones por el derecho a la salud y la vida … Continue reading The Situation of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Venezuela | La Situación de los Derechos Económicos, Sociales, y Culturales en Venezuela

HRF Urges Overhaul in American-Saudi Relationship Over Human Rights Violations

by US Department of State, public domain Human Rights First (HRF) is urging a total overhaul of the United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia that retains American interests in Middle East stability while refocusing on the security backlash of Saudi human rights abuses within and outside its borders. Saudi Arabia has an abysmal record of … Continue reading HRF Urges Overhaul in American-Saudi Relationship Over Human Rights Violations

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights says Property Flooded After Israeli Authorities Open Dam

by Dr. Avishai Teicher, licensed under CC BY 2.5 Originally Appeared in Human Rights Brief Al Mezan Center for Human Rights reported that on February 22, 2015, Israeli authorities opened the floodgates of a dam in the Gaza Valley that caused dozens of properties to be damaged. The dam, which restricts the flow of precious rainwater into … Continue reading Al Mezan Center for Human Rights says Property Flooded After Israeli Authorities Open Dam

Al Mezan Center Calls Attention to Escalating Conflict in Gaza

by Matanya, licensed under CC BY 2.0 The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights is warning of rising tensions in the Gaza Strip in the wake of seemingly politically motivated shootings, beatings and car fires. The center reports on three different incidents in which members of the PLO and the Fatah political party were subject … Continue reading Al Mezan Center Calls Attention to Escalating Conflict in Gaza