- LPHR welcomes the establishment by the United Nations of an independent Commission of Inquiry into the use of force against protesters in Gaza – and urges the UK to reconsider its position of non-support18th May 2018
- Enough is Enough: 95 civil society organisations call on the UN Human Rights Council to urgently launch a ‘Commission of Inquiry’ to investigate violence against protesters in Palestine17th May 2018
- LPHR statement on the use of force against protesters in Gaza15th May 2018
- LPHR Legal Q&A: Use of force against Gaza protesters13th April 2018
Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR) is a legal charity in the UK that works on projects focused on protecting and promoting Palestinian human rights.
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- LPHR, Amnesty International UK, War on Want request UK intervention in deportation order against human rights defender, Omar Shakir14th May 2018
- Targeting of children and monitoring Israel’s investigation into its military’s use of force at the Gaza protests2nd May 2018
- How Israel’s courts sanctioned the closure of Gaza – a report by Gisha19th April 2018
In December 2017, the Israeli human rights organisation, Gisha, published ’10 Years 10 Judgments: How Israel’s courts sanctioned the closure of Gaza’. The report examines 10 significant Israeli High Court of Justice judgments made after Israel’s disengagement from Gaza in August 2005 and the tightening of its closure of the Strip in June 2007. (more…)
- UK vote against accountability at the UN is a reminder that the pursuit for justice for Palestinians is being led by civil society26th March 2018
Last Friday, at the UN Human Rights Council, the UK regrettably voted against a resolution on accountability for alleged serious international crimes committed against Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory.
- 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…)