Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights

The mission of the Mezan Center for Human Rights is to promote respect and protection for all human rights; particularly ESCR, in the Gaza Strip as part of OPT throughout research, legal intervention, advocacy and awareness with a sound combination of professionalism and community participation. Their guiding principles include equal human worth, equal respect of all human rights, individual and collective, as enshrined in international law and jurisprudence. They envision a Palestinian free, sovereign society where all women, men and children enjoy the benefits of social justice, human rights, the merit of the rule of law and good governance fully and equally. Their goals include:

  • To promote and protect human rights in the OPT and especially in the Gaza Strip with a focus on ESCR.
  • To work towards the realization of Palestinians' individual and collective human rights, including the right to self-determination through the channels of international law.
  • To enhance democracy and citizen participation in the OPT and press towards good governance that respects human rights.
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