Accountability

Adalah Justice Project at UN General Assembly

Adalah Justice Project at UN General Assembly

Adalah Justice Project at UN General Assembly

On October 22, 2018, Adalah Justice Project Director Nadia Ben-Youssef participated in a side-event at the United Nations General Assembly, providing a briefing to UN Diplomats “Israel’s Nation-State Law: Constitutional Erasure of Palestinian Human Rights.” Nadia was joined by Mr. Itay Epshtain of the Norwegian Refugee Council, and Professor Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967.

Human Rights Organizations Demand U.S. Halt Military Aid to Israeli Military Units that Killed and Injured Gaza Protestors

Human Rights Organizations Demand U.S. Halt Military Aid to Israeli Military Units that Killed and Injured Gaza Protestors

Human Rights Organizations Demand U.S. Halt Military Aid to Israeli Military Units that Killed and Injured Gaza Protestors

On Nakba Day, May 15, 2018, Adalah Justice Project joined a coalition of Palestinian and U.S.-based human rights organizations in submitting a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo demanding that the State Department investigate Israel’s use of lethal force against Palestinians in Gaza, and halt any further assistance to Israeli military units involved in the shootings. The submission elevated the mass popular protests, known as the “Great March of Return” where Israel has met protestors with live fire that as of November 2018 has resulted in the unlawful killing of over 200 protestors and the injury of over 20,000 people. The letter noted that both the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) and the Arms Export Control Act prohibit the U.S. from providing aid to military units responsible for gross human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings.