Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Al-Haq Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Strengthen governmental as well as nongovernmental international official for the Palestinian people’s legitimate rights to self-determination and the creation of their independent state.”

“Bylaw of Al-Haq,” www.alhaq.org (accessed Aug. 24, 2015)

Description:

“Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation based in Ramallah, West Bank. Established in 1979 to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)…

Al-Haq documents violations of the individual and collective rights of Palestinians in the OPT, irrespective of the identity of the perpetrator, and seeks to end such breaches by way of advocacy before national and international mechanisms and by holding the violators accountable. The organisation conducts research; prepares reports, studies and interventions on breaches of international human rights and humanitarian law in the OPT; and undertakes advocacy before local, regional and international bodies. Al-Haq also cooperates with Palestinian civil society organisations and governmental institutions in order to ensure that international human rights standards are reflected in Palestinian law and policies. The organisation has a specialised international law library for the use of its staff and the local community.”

www.alhaq.org (accessed Aug. 24, 2015)

Mission:

“Al-Haq is a Palestinian non-governmental, independent human rights organization that advocates nationally and internationally to promote the rule of law and respect for human rights in the OPT, through legal research, documentation and building capacity to address violations of the individual and collective rights of Palestinians under international law, irrespective of the identity of the perpetrator.”

“Vision, Mission and Goals,” www.alhaq.org (accessed Aug. 24, 2015)

Other:
Palestinian non-governmental organization
Quoted in:
  1. Is Water Equitably Distributed throughout Israel and the Palestinian Territories?