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Over 1,000 statements of solidarity from around the world accompanied a petition submitted on Land Day by Amnesty International Israel in support of the Bedouin residents of Atir and Umm al-...

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Israel
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Women & ESCR
Strategic Litigation
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ESCR-Net is deepening its outreach in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and strengthening connections with Arabic-speaking organizations and individuals working to advance ESCR.  

The Network is fortunate for the longstanding leadership of several strong members in the region, who have...

Please sign the petition to defend the rights of Bedouin residents of the village of Atir and Umm al-Hiran, initiated by the residents of Atir and Umm al-Hiran, together with their partners, Amnesty International and several human rights organizations in Israel. The deadline for signatures is 20...

The petitioners are an Israeli Arab couple who wanted to build their house in the settlement of Katsir in Israel. Their request was rejected as they were Arabs and as the lands on which the settlement of Katzir was built were designed exclusively for Jews. Indeed, these lands were allocated by the State of Israel to the Jewish Agency for Israel which in turn transferred it to an agency that only sold plots to Jews. The petitioner claimed that the policy according to which settlements are established exclusively for Jews violates the principle of equality.

ESCR-Net and its members called for the Israeli government to honor international laws and the rights of the Palestinian population on the Gaza Strip, especially the right to health services.