with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment

Tag Archives: Occupied Palestinian Territories

Israel Must Stop Abusive Treatment of Palestinian Human Rights Defender

August 2013– Juan E. Méndez along with other UN experts expressed deep concern regarding alleged ongoing intimidation and abusive treatment directed against Issa Amro, a prominent Palestinian human rights defender. Mr. Amro appears to be the victim of a pattern of harassment that includes an effort to intimidate him prior to his participation at the UN Human Rights Council. Recently, Israeli soldiers reportedly handcuffed Mr. Amro and beat him until he collapsed while in custody. In addition, over the past months, Mr. Amro has also received a number of death threats from settler organizations. The experts call on the Government of Israel to make sure that every allegation of torture or CIDT of Palestinians in Israeli custody is investigated by a thorough and transparent process and that those responsible are held accountable and that the Government must take steps to ensure that Israeli settlers are not permitted to harass and intimidate Palestinians with impunity. Link to original story.

Observations Report (Mendez 2013)

Observations Report (Mendez 2011)

Observations Report (Nowak 2010)

Observations Report (Van Boven 2004)

Observations Report (Van Boven 2003)

Observations Report (Rodley 2002)

Principles on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture – Annex – Thematic Report (Rodley 2000); Observations Report (Rodley 2000)

Interim Report: “Misc 2”-Mandate, Activities, Information Reviewed, Annex: Interim Oral Report to the General Assembly.

Observations Report (Rodley 1997)