[News] Palestinian, Regional, and International Human Rights Organisations Submit Joint Report on Accountability to UN Special Rapporteur

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Palestinian,
Regional, and International Human Rights Organisations Submit Joint Report
on Accountability to UN Special RapporteurJune 3, 2020

Al-Haq, Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, Addameer Prisoner Support and
Human Rights Association, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, and
Habitat International Coalition – Housing and Land Rights Network, have
submitted a joint report to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the
situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since
1967, Mr Michael Lynk, detailing the continued failure to ensure justice
and accountability, and an end to Israeli impunity, for widespread and
systematic human rights violations and international crimes committed
against the Palestinian people, including the crime of apartheid, ahead of
the Rapporteur’s presentation of a report on accountability to the United
Nations General Assembly in October 2020.

The comprehensive 62-page report addresses issues of third State
responsibility, the failure of States to cooperate, through the United
Nations and other international and regional organisations to bring an end
to Israeli impunity, the failures thus far of international justice and
corporate accountability in Palestine, and the dangers of the continuation
and further entrenchment of Israel’s pervasive impunity. In doing so, the
report suggests various methods by which the impunity gap may be addressed,
such as the activation of universal jurisdiction mechanisms by third
States, support for a full, thorough, and comprehensive criminal
investigation by the International Criminal Court into the Situation in the
State of Palestine and the *Mavi Marmara *flotilla attacks, continued
support, including annual updates, for the UN Database on companies
operating with illegal Israeli settlements, and the prohibition of trade
with illegal Israeli colonial settlements through domestic legislation,
amongst other measures of accountability.

*The full joint report is available to read here
<http://www.addameer.org/sites/default/files/upload/joint_submission_to_unsr_michael_lynk_on_accountability.pdf>.*
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