Adalah's Newsletter Volume 57, February 2009


Volume 57, February 2009
International Criminal Law
  Adalah Attorney Fatmeh El-'Ajou writes a legal position paper on the question of whether Israeli military attacks on the civilian police force and government buildings and institutions of Hamas in Gaza constitute war crimes under international criminal law
Dr. Hala Khoury-Bisharat, an international law expert and a member of Adalah’s Board of Directors, speaks about the groundbreaking January 2009 decision by the Spanish National Court to probe Israel’s killing of Salah Shehadeh and 14 Palestinian civilians in Gaza in 2002
Roundtable discussion at Adalah on enforcing international law – The Case of Israel
The Siege on Gaza
  Adalah to Attorney General: Seizure of Lebanese ship bound for Gaza by Israel violates international law which prohibits prevention of delivery of humanitarian aid to civilians 
Employment Rights
  Following Adalah’s petition, municipal regulations preventing Arab business owners in Akka from opening their shops on Saturdays is cancelled 
Economic Rights 
Adalah and the Regional Council for the Unrecognized Villages in the Naqab: Ministry of Agriculture lacks authority to condition the granting of land for grazing cattle to Arab Bedouin farmers on provision of tax statements 
Freedom of Expression 
National Labor Court upholds suspension of Arab employee for participating in a demonstration against the siege on Gaza

Prisoners’ Rights
Adalah to Justice Minister: Holding court hearings on prisoners’ cases inside prisons violates their rights
Health Rights 
Adalah to Health Minister: Excluding MRI scans for breast cancer from basket of health services violates National Insurance Law and has very harmful effect on Arab women
New Publication
Adalah’s Annual Report 2008 

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