Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR)

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  • Protect human rights in the OPT and promote the rule of law in accordance with international standards.
  • Create and develop democratic institutions and an active civil society, while promoting democratic culture within Palestinian society.
  • Support all the efforts aimed at enabling the Palestinian people to exercise its inalienable rights in regard to self-determination and independence in accordance with international law and UN resolutions.


Fields of Work

  • Women’s rights
  • Migration & Refugees
  • Human Rights Education
  • Economic and Social Right
  • Arab Reform
  • Justice
  • Youth
  • Freedom of Association
  • Freedom of Speech
  • EU Mechanisms


Main Activities

  • Provision of pro bono legal services to a range of victims of human rights violations in the OPT, inculding representation of women and women’s organisations before Sharia’ and Civil Courts.
  • Preparation of cases against Israeli War criminals for prosecution in international fora, in cooperation with international lawyers and legal organisations.
  • Documentation and reporting of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. This includes both violations by Isaeli Occupying Forces and Palestinian violations.
  • Raising awareness on human rights issues in the OPT through training programmes on human rights, democracy, the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary, women’s rights.
  • International advocacy with governments, inter-governmental agencies and global society.

Address :

Omar al-Mukhtar St,
P.O Box: 1328, Gaza, Gaza Strip,

Tel : +972-8-2824776 / 2825893

Email : [email protected] ; [email protected]

Website :

Contact Person : Hamdi Shaqqura

Member Since : 1 Jan 1999