Category Archives: Human Rights

At the UN Human Rights Council 55th Session – IJL Calls for action against the global antisemitic surge that followed the October 7 Hamas atrocities – in all its forms, including calls delegitimizing Israel’s existence

The horrendous attack carried out by Hamas on October 7, including the brutal torture and slaughter of entire families and over 250 individuals taken hostage, has instantly ignited a global surge in antisemitic hate speech and hate crimes. An “Epidemic of Hate.” Jewish individuals and communities worldwide are facing threats and verbal and physical attacks. […]

Submission to the ICJ on the requested advisory opinion on the “Legal Consequences arising from the Policies and Practices of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem”

On Monday, 19 February 2024, the ICJ commenced public hearings in the proceedings relating to a request for an advisory opinion made by the UN General Assembly on the legal status and consequences of the Israeli presence in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and in Jerusalem. In view of these proceedings, the International Association of […]

Urgent Appeal for the Safe Return of Hostages Held in the Gaza Strip

For over 40 days, at least 239 hostages, amongst them babies, children, women, elderly, and people with disabilities, have been held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. These hostages are held in life-threatening conditions, with no communication allowed with their families and no possibility of receiving visits from the Red Cross. For over 40 days, […]

Urgent call for rapid and decisive action for the immediate release of hostages in the Gaza Strip

On Saturday morning, October 7, Palestinian terrorists led by Hamas invaded the sovereign territory of Israel and launched a heinous attack by land, air, and sea, targeting more than 20 towns and villages. The terrorist attack intentionally targeted Israel’s civilian population. Amidst a barrage of indiscriminate rocket attacks directed at cities throughout southern and central […]