Disturbing the Peace
The Use of Criminal Law to Limit the Actions of Human Rights Defenders in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Human Rights Defenders

Publisher:  Jaffa
Date Written:  01/01/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Pages:  80pp   Price:  n/a   ISBN:  n/a
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19114

The first part of this report briefly reviews the criteria for recognizing the status
of human rights defenders, the development of the legal status of human rights
defenders and the legal tool formulated to protect them and allow them to
protect and promote these rights internationally. The second part of the report
focuses on the common practice of using criminal law to harm defenders, and
examines how human rights defenders in Israel are criminalized. The report
provides examples of cases that have taken place in Israel and in the Occupied
Palestinian Territories (OPT) in recent years, in which the authorities used criminal
law against defenders in an effort to restrict their freedom and limit their ability
to take action.

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