Universal Periodic Review: Israel – Human Rights Council – Summary of stakeholders’ submissions

Summary prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in accordance with paragraph 15 (b) of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 and paragraph 5 of the annex to Council resolution 16/21 


Note by the Secretariat 

The present document comprises a list of 17 stakeholders’ submissions to the universal periodic review with updated information until September 2013. The full texts of all submissions received are available on the OHCHR website.

 It has been prepared taking into consideration paragraph 6 of the Report of the President of the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/23/CRP.1) submitted in accordance with Council decision OM/7/1 of 29 January 2013, in which the President encourages Israel, the State under Review, to participate in its review at the 17th session of the Working Group of the UPR of October/November 2013, scheduled on Tuesday, 29 October 2013. 

 The submissions should be read in conjunction with the summary on Israel prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in accordance with paragraph 15 (b) of the annex to the Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 and paragraph 5 of the annex to the Council resolution 16/21 (A/HRC/WG.6/15/ISR/3 and A/HRC/WG.6/15/ISR/3/Corr.1).


*The present document was not edited before being sent to United Nations translations services.

 The stakeholders listed below have contributed updated information for the universal periodic review of Israel. The full texts of all original submissions are available at: www.ohchr.org . 

Civil society

Individual submissions: 


Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Haifa, Israel; 


Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Ramallah, Israel; 


Amnesty International, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; 

Al Mezan   

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Gaza, State of Palestine; 


Al-Haq, Law in the Service of Man, Ramallah, State of Palestine;   


Arab NGO Network for Development, Beirut, Lebanon; 


BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, Bethlehem, State of Palestine; 


Defence for Children International Palestine, Al-Bireh/Ramallah, State of Palestine;   


Arab Association for Human Rights, Nazareth, Israel; 


Hebron Rehabilitation Committee, Hebron, Israel;   

Ir Amim   

Ir Amim, Jerusalem, Israel;   


The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Jerusalem, Israel; 


Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Geneva, Switzerland; 


Mossawa Center – Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens in Israel, Haifa, Israel; 


Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, Jerusalem, Israel; 

Joint submissions: 


Joint submission No. 1 by the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem: Adalah, Addameer for Prisoners and Human Rights, Arab Thought Forum, Arab Studies Society/Map and GIS Department, Al-Bara’a Women’s Association, Defense of Children International-Palestine Section (DCI-Palestine), Early Childhood Resource Center, the Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign (Stop the Wall), Al-Haq, the Jerusalem Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jerusalem Center for Democracy and Human Rights, Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC), Jerusalem Society for Welfare and Development, Land Research Center, Nidal Center for Community Development (Union of Health Work Committees), Palestinian General Federation of Workers Trade Unions (PGFTU), the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH), Palestinian Theatre League, the Palestinian Union of Social Workers, Al-Saraya for Community Services, the Society of St. Yves, Welfare Association, Women’s Center/Shu’fat Refugee Camp, Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling (WCLAC), Women’s Studies Center, Yabous Cultural Center. 


Joint submissions No. 2 by the International Fellowship of Reconciliation and Conscience and Peace Tax International  . 



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