- LPHR publishes briefing to coincide with parliamentary debate on Palestinian children in Israeli military detention5th February 2018
- LPHR briefing: UK Government’s position on the UN business and human rights database12th January 2018
- LPHR publishes briefing on forcible transfer to coincide with parliamentary debate on demolitions in the occupied West Bank5th December 2017
- LPHR Child Rights Bulletin (for the period 1 August 2017 – 31 October 2017)30th November 2017
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- UK Government voting on Israel/Palestine resolutions at the UN Human Rights Council16th February 2018
- Requesting the UK government responds to the shooting of 14 year old Mohammed Tamimi and the use of rubber-coated bullets against children by Israeli forces12th January 2018
- UK makes principled and meaningful recommendations to Israel at Universal Periodic Review of its human rights record23rd January 2018
This morning was the third Universal Periodic Review of Israel at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The UK was one of a number of states that participated in a dialogue with Israel on its human rights record.
- The Gaza Electricity Crisis – punitive decisions and the UK Government’s response11th January 2018
In June 2017, the Israeli Government decided to reduce its electricity supply to Gaza by 40 per cent, upon a request from the Palestinian Authority. This decision resulted in an electricity crisis for the residents of Gaza, with households, schools and hospitals receiving only up to 4 hours of electricity per day. (more…)
- Israeli Attorney General calls for repeal of Land Regularisation Law, but fails on broader issue of settlement illegality22nd December 2017
On 22 November 2017, the Israeli Attorney General, Avichai Mandelblit, submitted a written response to an Israeli Supreme Court petition against the Land Regularisation Law, in which he maintained his opposition to the law. This blog, which is published one year on from UN Security Council Resolution 2334 that reaffirmed the illegality of settlements, focuses attention on the significance and limitations of Mandelblit’s response.
- The International Criminal Court’s 2017 Update Report on its Examination into the Situation in Palestine18th December 2017
At the start of this month, the Office of the Prosecutor (“Prosecutor’s Office”) of the International Criminal Court (“the Court”) issued its annual report on Preliminary Examination Activities. The Court undertakes preliminary examinations in order to determine whether a situation complies with the legal criteria established in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“Rome Statute”) and thereby warrants further investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office. The report provides an overview of the examinations currently underway or recently concluded, and includes a review of the situation in Palestine.