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Rights and Accountability

News about work to enforce human rights and international law

Palestinian Authority arrests student for lampooning sports official on Facebook

Bara al-Qadi has been repeatedly harassed for his “critical opinions,” says his sister.

Steven Salaita sues Univ. of Illinois, donors for firing over Israel criticism

Lawsuit alleging a wide range of illegal conduct will be a test of whether fundamental notions of free speech in the United States pertain even to critics of Israel.

French police question 8-year-old on suspicion of “defending terrorism”

Child was reported to police by school principal after allegedly refusing to take part in a minute of silence for Charlie Hebdo victims.

Investigators: Israel fired on Gaza civilians carrying white flags

Only one team of medical experts has been allowed to enter Gaza to assess the harm inflicted after summer assault.

Jerusalem light rail suspended service to help Israeli army invasion

Light rail operator Veolia facilitates arrest of ten-year-old Palestinian boy in occupied East Jerusalem.

Israel defender Alan Dershowitz has long history of attacking sex abuse victims

As rape allegations against Alan Dershowitz intensify, his bellicose denials, steeped in brazen hostility towards rape victims, reflect a shockingly overlooked history of hysterical misogyny and rape trutherism.

Islamophobic rally in Texas as senators push for anti-Palestinian bill

Why is a Texas senator proposing that the US move its embassy to Jerusalem? 

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