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Palestine’s New United Nations Status Brings Human Rights Obligations By Mutaz M. Qafisheh
On November 29, 2012, Palestine became a state according to the international community. On that day, the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 67/19 granted Palestine an “observer” status. Legally speaking, this status


The Rights of Palestinian Children By June Kunugi and Monica Awad
Pop quiz: Which human rights treaty is the most widely and rapidly ratified in the world? Answer: The Convention on the Rights of the Child, which marks its 25th anniversary this year. Advocates for children’s rights and human


Let It Out By Laila Joseph
Growing up in our society, we know instinctively that there are certain matters better left unspoken and unheard. If you have a relative suffering from “that disease,” known as cancer in other parts of the world, you keep it


Eulogy for Dr. Eyad Sarraj
On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, Palestine bid farewell to one of her champion sons, Dr. Eyad Sarraj, who died after a long battle with illness. Born in 1944, five-year-old Eyad and his family were forced out of their Beersheba ho


Palestinian Women between the Hammer of Colonialism and the Anvil of Patriarchy Stateless and Invisible By Maha Abu-Dayyeh
“No existing legal system can protect you. Let’s see if we can get help through your family networks and tribal power agents.”

After 20 years in t


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