Eight Meetings Conducted for Palestinian Human Rights Defenders Network


West Bank & Gaza

Human Rights Defenders / West Bank / Gaza

Aiming at reaching an agreement on the mechanism for implementing the Palestinian Human Rights Defenders (PHRDs) Network’s activities throughout December, and celebrating the international day of human rights, MUSAWA along with the PHRDs Network organized and conducted the Network’s November meetings in eight different areas (Ramallah, Jerusalem and Jericho; Salfeet and Nablus; Tulqarm and Qalqilya; Jenin and Tubas; Bethlehem and Hebron; Gaza and North Gaza; Gaza’s Middle Governorate; Khan Yunis and Rafah). The meetings were attended by a total of 86 members (47 women and 39 men). ...


MUSAWA Holds First Conference for the Lawyers for the Rule of Law Groups


West Bank & Gaza

West Bank / Gaza

MUSAWA – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession held the first conference for the Lawyers for the Rule of Law Groups (friends of MUSAWA) in the West Bank and Gaza Strip through video conference. 94 members participated in the conference, including 33 women and 61 men. The most important topics on the conference’s agenda included: participatory discussion on MUSAWA’s action plan 2017 with the groups’ members both in the West Bank and Gaza; examination of the members’ suggestions to improve their groups and ensure the...


Latest Developments in the Judiciary



West Bank

On the day following the issuance of the presidential decree approving the resignation of Judge Sami Sarsour from office, Mr. Sami Sarsour visited MUSAWA to seek assistance in appealing the aforementioned decision, and he provided MUSAWA with a proposed contestation.   Having examined Judge Sami Sarsour's request, MUSAWA responded in writing to explain that the positions of both sides in the con...



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