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Wake Up Palestine – The State of Palestine’s Work at the Human Rights Council

Jerusalem24 – Last year, the Human Rights Council supported the adoption of a Palestine resolution, that supported the creation of an independent and continuous international committee appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council to investigate the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem and Israel.

The purpose of the investigations produced by this committee is to look into violations of humanitarian law and international human rights law from April 13, 2021, and onwards. It will also look into systemic discrimination, identity-based repression, the accountability protocols for Israeli violations and crimes in addition to identifying those responsible.

This year, the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riyad Al-Malki is currently in Geneva attending the 49th session of the Human Rights Council.

In several meetings between the Palestinian Minister and the representatives of other countries, Al-Maliki stressed that the international community should not forget about other conflicts. Especially Palestine, and that they should work to apply international law and defend all victims of human rights violations and conflicts on an equal footing.

In this episode of Wake Up Palestine Dr. Omar Awadallah, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants for the United Nations and its Specialized Organizations, explains what the State of Palestine will be planning to do in the Human Rights Council in Geneva.


Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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