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

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Biography

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

“PCHR strongly believes that any political solution to the Palestinian question not based on human rights is neither just nor sustainable. We will continue, through monitoring, reporting and advocacy, to demand of Palestinian authorities and the international community that the highest level of protection is given to Palestinians, leading to Palestinian self-determination and independence as in accordance with international law and UN resolutions.”

“Philosophy,” www.pchrgaza.org (accessed Sep. 23, 2015)

Description:

“The Centre is an independent Palestinian human rights organization based in Gaza City. The Centre was established in 1995 by a group of Palestinian lawyers and human rights activists. The work of the Centre is conducted through documentation and investigation of human rights violations, provision of legal aid and counseling for both individuals and groups, and preparation of research articles relevant to such issues as the human rights situation and the rule of law. The Centre also provides comments on Palestinian Draft Laws and urges the adoption of legislation that incorporates international human rights standards and basic democratic principles.”

“About,” Palestinian Centre for human Rights website (accessed Jan. 15, 2007)

Mission:

“To protect human rights and promote the rule of law in accordance with international standards… [To] create and develop democratic institutions and an active civil society, while promoting democratic culture within Palestinian society… [To] support all the efforts aimed at enabling the Palestinian people to exercise its inalienable rights in regard to self-determination and independence in accordance with international Law and UN resolutions.”

“About,” Palestinian Centre for human Rights website (accessed Jan. 15, 2007)

Other:
Not for profit organization