The PaleSTInIan CenTre for human rIGhTS
Te Palesinian Cenre or Human ighs is an independen non-pro legal agency based in Gaza ciy. Te Cenre was esablished in April 1995 by a group o Palesinian lawyers and human righs aciviss in order o proec humanrighs and promoe he rule o law in accordance wih inernaional sandards, creae and develop democraicinsiuions and an acive civil sociey in Palesine in accordance wih inernaionally acceped sandards andpracices and suppor all eors aimed a enabling he Palesinian people o exercise heir inalienable righs accordingo inernaional law.
Te Cenre enjoys Consulaive Saus wih he ECOSOC o he Unied Naions. I was graned hreeinernaional prominen awards or is eors in he eld o human righs:
Te 1996 French epublic Award on Human ighs; and
Te 2002 Bruno Kreisky Award or Ousanding Achievemens in he Area o Human ighs; and
Te 2003 Inernaional Service Human ighs Award (UNAIS).Te Cenre has wide relaionships wih human righs and civil sociey organizaions hroughou he world. I is analiae o ve inernaional and Arab human righs organizaions, which are acive in he inernaional arena:
(1) International Commission of Jurists
Te Inernaional Commission o Juriss (ICJ), headquarered in Geneva, is a non-governmenal organisaion inconsulaive saus wih he Unied Naions Economic and Social Council, UNESCO, and he Council o Europeand he OAU. Founded in 1952, is ask is o deend he rule o law hroughou he world and o work owards heull observance o he provisions in he Universal Declaraion o Human ighs. is membership is composed o sixy eminen juriss who are represenaives o he dieren legal sysems o he world.
(2) Federation Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l’Homme
Te Federaion Inernaionale des Ligues des Drois de l’Homme (FIDH) is an inernaional non-governmenalorganisaion dedicaed o he world-wide deence o human righs as dened by he Universal Declaraion o Human ighs o 1948. Founded in 1922, FIDH has eighy-nine naional aliaes in all regions.
(3) Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network
Te Euro-Medierranean Human ighs Nework (Euro-Med Nework) is a nework o human righs organisaions andindividuals rom he Middle Eas, Norh Arica and he European Union, esablished in 1997. Te overall objecive o heNework is o conribue o he proecion o he human righs principles embodied in he Barcelona Declaraion o 1995.
(4) International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC)
Te Inernaional Legal Assisance Consorium (ILAC) is one o he mos imporan inernaional legal bodies. Iis specialized in legal and judicial raining. I includes more han 30 members o disinguished legal organizaionshroughou he world, including American Bar Associaion; Arab Lawyers Union; and Bar Council o England and Wales.
(5) Te Arab Organization for Human Rights
I is an NGO ounded in 1983. I calls or respec and promoion o human and people righs and undamenalreedoms in he Arab World or all individuals on is land in accordance wih inernaional human righsinsrumens. Te Organizaion signed an agreemen wih Egyp in May 2000, according o which is headquarer was moved rom Limassol in Cyprus o Cairo.
(6) World Coalition against the Death Penalty
Te World Coaliion agains he Deah Penaly is an alliance o abou 48 NGOs, bar associaions, local bodies andunions, including he Palesinian Cenre or Human ighs. I was creaed in ome in May 2002. Since 2003, heCoaliion has made 10 Ocober he World Day agains he Deah Penaly.