Civil Society Organizations Warn Against Approving A Decree Law Restricting Access to Information


West bank

West Bank / position paper

Civil Society Organizations and Media and Human Rights Associations Warn of the Government’s Aim to Pass a Law that Restricts the Freedom of Access to Information Civil society organizations (CSOs) and different media and human rights associations followed, with great concern, the Council of Ministers’ move to ratify a bill to regulate the right of accessing information in a confidential manner, without allowing anyone other than ministers to review its provisions. This draft law, whose copy was obtained by the...


Position Paper on the Government's Budget Management Policy for 2023


ًWest Bank

West Bank / position paper

The Palestinian government manages public funds without transparency or participation The Palestinian government faced significant difficulties in 2022 and the first quarter of 2023, including a crippling financial crisis that prevented it from meeting its obligations, which caused a cascade of financial problems across the public and private sectors, including issues related to union and syndicate rights, most notably, the non-payment of salaries to government employees for a period of about 18 months. Despite this, the Palestinian government has stuck to its policy of disrega...


MUSAWA’s Statement Regarding a Child’s Tragic Death at the Khan Yunis Zoo



Gaza / Core Program / position paper

The tragedy that took the life of a 6-year-old child at a zoo in Khan Yunis yesterday, Monday, May 1st, when he was bitten by a lion. This is a case of poor management, and those responsible must be held accountable. The "Asdaa" zoo's board of directors, who are responsible for the zoo's management and oversight, have completely disregarded the requirements for visitor safety and security, especially with regards to the infrastructure and location of animal cages (particularly the predators), and other engineering and construction requirements, which are intended to ensure the high...



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