|WCLAC lodges third UN complaint on behalf of targeted local activist
On 24 March 2016, WCLAC submitted a further complaint to four UN Special Procedures mechanisms on behalf of a local activist and human rights defender, Mrs. Manal Tamimi. Mrs. Tamimi is also a fieldworker for WCLAC. This is the third complaint filed on behalf of Mrs. Tamimi in the past year following her unprovoked shooting during a demonstration in 2015 and her hospitalization in early 2016 following a tear gas attack on her home.
|WCLAC lodges summary report with UN
[18 February 2016] – Today, WCLAC submitted a summary report with the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Mr. Makarim Wibisono. The report covers some of the main conflict related-issues affecting women and documented by WCLAC in 2015.
|Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestinian Territory resigns due to continued lack of access to OPT|
GENEVA (4 January 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, Makarim Wibisono, today submitted his resignation to the President of the Human Rights Council, effective as of 31 March 2016.
The independent expert expressed deep regret that, throughout his mandate, Israel failed to grant him access to the Occupied Palestinian Territory.