MUSAWA's Memo on the Ranking of the Palestinian Universities at the International and Regional Levels


West Bank and Gaza

West Bank / Gaza / Core Program / position paper

Your excellency the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Mahmoud Abu Mowais, Subject: Rankings of Palestinian Universities at the Arab and International Levels MUSAWA - The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession - extends its greetings and draws attention to the drastic decline and horrific ranking of Palestinian universities internationally and in the Arab world, as revealed by the QS ranking for the year 2023, which, as we are sure you are aware, is the most accredited university ranking in the world. The most alarming aspect is th...


MUSAWA Calls for the Cancellation of Municipal Authority to Remove Property or Restrict it with Prior Judicial Approval



Gaza / Core Program / position paper

Following the tragic death of a citizen in Gaza, MUSAWA Demands Cancelling Municipalities' Power to Remove Encroachments or Restricting It by Requiring Prior Court Approval MUSAWA—The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession—looked into the accident that claimed the life of Shady Abu Quta, a 48-year-old married father of two from the city of Khan Yunis. The incident occurred on Thursday morning, July 27, 2023, when Khan Yunis Municipality’s bulldozer arrived with two police officers to remove part of the perimet...


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...



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