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Rights and Accountability

News about work to enforce human rights and international law

Judge rejects US call for anonymous jury in trial of Palestinian-American

But Judge Gerswhin A. Drain granted a government request for “partial sequestration” of the jury in Rasmea Odeh’s case and placed some limits on demonstrations of support.

Under cover of reconstruction, UN and PA become enforcers of Israel's Gaza siege

Details given in a confidential briefing reveal how UN and Palestinian Authority will pass private information about Palestinians in devastated Gaza to Israel.

Revealed: EU science chief promised to be "flexible" towards Israel's war crimes

The Israeli Antiquities Authority has deceived Brussels officials in order to obtain research subsidies.

Who benefits from billions pledged for Gaza reconstruction?

The $5.4 billion raised at Cairo donor conference will not make Gaza a livable place.

St. Louis police give Israeli-style excuses for arresting peaceful protesters

Echoing Israeli rhetoric, St. Louis city police claim they arrested seventeen peaceful anti-police brutality protesters for “rock-throwing,” an account eyewitnesses dispute.

Did Blair seek Palestine post for cop criticized in racist murder probe?

Jonathan McIvor was the most senior officer on duty the night Black teenager Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death; McIvor went on to set up the EU’s first “security” operation in Palestine.

Armenian genocide expert cancels Illinois talks in protest at Salaita firing

In a powerful letter, Taner Akcam tells the University of Illinois why he will not deliver two lectures on campus.

By recognizing “State of Palestine,” Sweden could harm Palestinians

The trappings of “statehood” and “state” recognition, however well intentioned, will not restore usurped Palestinian rights.

US says rallies outside Rasmea Odeh hearings may be “criminal”

US government says rallies in support of Palestinian-American facing immigration charge are a “mob” and a “hoard” engaged in “jury tampering”

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