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AIJAC welcomes Australia’s principled decision to be the only country to vote against all five anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
This long feature story documents this pervasive tendency across the WHO and other UN bodies, including the General Assembly, Human Rights Council, UNRWA, UNESCO and UNICEF, as manifested primarily by long records of discriminatory and factually dubious treatments of Israeli-Palestinian questions.
The Australian Parliament’s inquiry into whether Australia needs to strengthen its laws against human rights abusers received a significant glamour boost when Amal Clooney, highly respected international human rights lawyer, gave evidence via video link.
WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean division is overtly partisan: its literature consistently refers to the disputed land of the West Bank and Gaza as “Occupied Palestinian Territories” and, along with its reports, include incendiary propaganda claims
Almost all the companies on the so-called blacklist simply provide the most fundamental human necessities – food, water, transportation, communication. Some of these are defined by the United Nations itself as inalienable rights
This Update provides background and critical analysis of the UN Human Rights Council's (UNHRC) release of a list of 112 companies who do business in Israeli settlements - issued on Wednesday in response to a resolution passed in 2016.
Following publication by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a “blacklist” of businesses operating in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) is calling on the Australian Government to maintain its principled stance towards fairness at the UN and condemn the list.