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Human Rights Links - Palestinian Sites

A Palestinian organization concerned with prisoners and detainees.

The West Bank affiliate of Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), is a Palestinian human rights organization founded in 1979 by Palestinian lawyers concerned with the protection and promotion of the principles of human rights and the rule of law.

Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights
A non-governmental organization, with its main office located in Jabalia, the biggest refugee camp in the Middle East and home to over 100 000 Palestinians. Attempts to address the needs of the marginalized population, suffering most profoundly from a lack of basic human rights, on a grassroots level. The Center aims to encourage the protection, promotion and respect of human rights in the Occupied Territories, especially economic, cultural and social rights, through a wide range of activities.

DCI - Palestine Section
Defence for Children International-Palestine Section (DCI-Palestine) is a national section of the international non-governmental child rights organisation and movement, Defence for Children International (DCI), established in 1979. DCI/PS is dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights of Palestinian children in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), as well as other international, regional and local standards.

Mandela Institute for Human Rights
Formed in 1990, Mandela focuses its efforts on the plight of political prisoners. Mandela seeks to minister to the prisoners and their families in a holistic manner, looking at the range of medical, physical, psychological, social, spiritual and educational needs. The Institute's website provides, among other things, data and analysis about detention and torture of Palestinians.

Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Based in Gaza City, it protects and promotes the rule of law, develops democratic institutions & an active civil society and supports Palestinians' inalienable right to self-determination.

Independent Commission for Human Rights (PICCR) 

Founded in 1994, following a decree by Yasser Arafat, to serve as a human rights ombudsman. Site contains extensive information on Israeli and Palestinian abuses of human rights.

The society of Saint Yves - Catholic Human Rights Center
Provide legal resources and legal aid for the poor and the oppressed.

Women's Affairs Technical Committee (WATC)
Working actively to establish equal rights for women in Palestinian society.

Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counseling
Established in 1991 in Jerusalem as an independent Palestinian organization they seek to promote the development of a social, political and legal order in which human rights are well respected and women's rights are well protected.