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International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is at t...
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is a non-government organization (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic...

News Releases

B'Tselem demands a halt to baseless assault by Rights and Democracy chair
2010-02-07
B'Tselem
B#Tselem has written to demand that Board members of the Canadian organization Rights and Democracy stop maligning B'Tselem's name.
Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Non-Violent Resistance in Bil'in in the West Bank
2010-02-01
Come to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the non-violent resistance in Bil'in in the occupied West Bank. February 5th from 5 until 6pm at the Iisraeli Consulate 180 Bloor St. W. Toronto.
Dignite attacked: one Canadian on board Gaza-bound French boat
2011-07-19
Organizers of the Canadian Boat to Gaza (CBG), the Tahrir, lost contact with the French flagged boat Dignité from the Freedom Flotilla II, at 10:10AM local time when the boat was in international w...
Dignite delegates deported by Israel
2011-07-21
Canadian Boat to Gaza Update. The Freedom Flotilla 2 delegates from the Dignite-Karama have been deported by Israel, including Stephan Corriveau of the Tahrir, who arrived back in Canada Wednesday.
Dignite on the Last Leg of Voyage to Gaza
2011-07-19
Small French ship carrying a message that cannot be silenced.
Freedom Flotilla II – Stay Human
2011-06-23
Canadian Boat to Gaza
People from across Canada are rallying in support of the Canadian boat to Gaza which is part of the international convoy Freedom Flotilla II.
French boat Dignite of the Freedom Flotilla II leaves Greece
2011-07-18
The French boat “Dignite/Karama” (Dignity) left the Greek island Kastellorizo around 8:30PM local time on Saturday July 16, 2011, heading south.
In Support of the Palestinian Human Rights Community Call for International Action
2009-01-05
In the past the world knew how to fight criminal policies. The boycott on South Africa was effective, but Israel is handled with kid gloves: its trade relations are flourishing, academic and cultural ...
Le bateau francais Dignite-Al Karama est sorti des eaux grecques
2011-07-18
Le bateau franais Dignite-Al Karama a quitte l'Ile de Kastellorizo en Grece, vers 20h30 heure locale, aujourd'hui 16 juillet 2011, en direction du sud.
Le blocus de Gaza s’etend jusqu’aux cotes grecques!
2011-07-01
Bateau canadien pour Gaza
Alors qu’il tente de prendre la mer, le Bateau canadien pour Gaza, le Tahrir, est retenu en Grèce.
Le Tahrir, le bateau canadien pour Gaza de la Flottille de la liberte II, levera l’ancre aujourd’hui
2011-07-04
Le bateau canadien pour Gaza
Beneficiant du soutien de la societe civile grecque et du public partout au monde, le Tahrir prend la mer aujourd’hui.
Sources welcomes Canadians for Genocide Education
2009-03-06
Canadians for Genocide Education
CGE is a multi-cultural coalition of associations committed to equity and inclusivity in education on and commemoration of Genocide. Our focus areas are school curriculum and government funded project...
Statement from the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights on Palestinian territories
2008-12-10
Connexions Information Sharing Services
It would seem mandatory for the International Criminal Court to investigate the situation, and determine whether the Israeli civilian leaders and military commanders responsible for the Gaza siege sho...
The Canadian Boat to Gaza (CBG), the Tahrir, to set sail today as part of Freedom Flotilla II
2011-07-04
Canadian Boat to Gaza
With the support of Greek civil society and people from all around the world the Tahrir is casting off from Greece today.
The Tahrir Will Sail Again
2011-07-10
We will keep coming by sea, by air, by land and in the media until the blockade collapses and Palestine is free.

Sources Select Resources

Gaza: Health System in Collapse
Garfinkle, Miriam; Deutsch, Judith; Abdul-Qadir, Reem; Santa Barbara, Joanna
Article
2008
The extremity of suffering in Gaza is little known in the West. Underlying the health emergency is the Israeli military's destruction of Gaza's basic infrastructure and Israel's closure of all Gaza's ...
Is Israel singled out for its human rights violations?
Article
2014
WLUML.org
Some people assert that human rights activists and the international community are disproportionately – and unjustifiably – focusing their attention on the Jewish state. They are "ignoring" human righ...
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
Connexions Information Sharing Services
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Journalists Killed since 1992
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
A database of more than 700 journalists who have been murdered or killed on dangerous assignments since 1992. Interactive maps, timelines, and statistical breakdowns providing analysis by country, yea...
The mass graves of Kashmir
India's dirty war unmasked
Scott-Clark, Cathy
Article
2012
The Guardian
For 22 years this contested region has endured a regime of torture and disappeared civilians. Now a local laywer is discovering their unmarked graves and challenging India's abuses.
A memorial to killed journalists, a call to action
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
More than 500 journalists have been targeted for murder, our research shows, and nearly nine in 10 of these slayings go unpunished. Another 200 journalists have been killed in combat or on dangerous a...
The OIC does not speak for Muslims
Fatah, Tarek
Article
2008
Tarek Fatah says that "To suggest that any criticism of Islamism, the political ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian Ayatollahs, is anti-Islamic is a bogus and fraudulent position. I wou...
Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centres
Mahmood, Mona; O'Kane, Maggie; Madlena, Chavala; Smith, Teresa
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
The Pentagon sent a US veteran of the "dirty wars" in Central America to oversee sectarian police commando units in Iraq that set up secret detention and torture centres to get information from insurg...
The Selective Compassion of the Media & Human Rights Establishment
Ignoring the Victims of State Crimes
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
CounterPunch
“Human rights” doctrine has devolved into a mere tool used by the U.S. to carry out its imperial aims, and many times by means (such as war) which cause many more human rights violations than they pur...

Sources Bookshelf

Manufacturing Consent
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Press for Conversion #44
April 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
This annual research report by COAT juxtaposes evidence from a variety of sources to demonstrate Canada's complicity in international war crimes and crimes against humanity.


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