Accountability, Justice and Space for Civil Society
The space available for civil society organisations working to promote, defend and protect human rights in the Euro-Mediterranean region is steadily declining, as is access to justice and accountability for citizens in the region. In Egypt, Algeria, Syria, Turkey, Palestine and Israel, civil society activists are repressed. Human rights organisations are systematically harassed and targeted by the governments. Furthermore, international support to human rights defenders and independent civil society organisations is increasingly criminalised via anti-terrorism laws and administrative obstacles.
On January 26, 2024, the International Court of Justice ( ICJ) ruled on a provisional measures application by South Africa on accusations of genocide committed by Israel against Palestinians in
Reprisals Follow Reports on Gaza Border Activity (Washington D.C, February XX, 2024) – The Egyptian authorities and affiliated groups have responded to recent reporting by the Sinai Foundation for Human
Palestinian detainees: The EU must take a stand against chronic mistreatment in the Israeli prison system
In the aftermath of the October 7th attacks, the Israeli government invoked a State of Emergency within its prison system, intensifying its treatment of Palestinian detainees to levels that constitute
An immediate and unconditional ceasefire is needed to end Israeli violence against internally displaced persons
As of 24 January Israeli attacks against Palestinian civilians in Gaza have caused the deaths of over 25,000 Palestinians and injured more than 62,000 Gazans. The number of Palestinians dead,