WHO WE ARE
We are a group of eleven non-governmental organisations who aim to foster a human rights-based approach to the Middle East conflict by
Engaging in awareness-raising activities for the broad public;
Encouraging members of the Parliament and other politicians to become active; and,
Following current developments and work towards an amelioration of the human rights situation.
In the conflict in Israel and Palestine, which has been ongoing for decades, human rights violations are daily occurrences. The local population suffers from the consequences of multi-layered experiences of injustice and continuous violence. Taking into account diverse historical narratives as well as Europe’s co-responsibility for the birth of the conflict, the application of a human rights-based approach is of utter importance. Such an approach supports the distinction between historical events, ideologies, and power-political interests as well as the objective analysis of current events.
The Forum for Human Rights in Israel and Palestine fosters a human rights-based approach to the Middle East conflict. In particular, we pursue the following aims:
Increasing public awareness and interest for a human rights-based analysis of past and current events in Israel and Palestine;
Encouraging members of the Parliament and other politicians to stand up for human rights in Israel and Palestine, and providing human rights-based analyses of current parliamentary affairs;
Fostering dialogue with public authorities and civil society actors, so that we may work together towards an amelioration of the human rights situation.
The Forum consists of the following non-governmental organisations working in the areas of development cooperation, human rights, and peace-building: