25 October 2011

Adalah Submits New Report to UN on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Arab Citizens of Israel

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsCommittee to Review Israel on 16-17 November 2011

On 17 October 2011, Adalah submitted a new NGO report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ("the Committee") to assist it in upcoming review of Israel, to take place in Geneva on 16-17 November 2011. The Committee monitors the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), which Israel ratified in 1991. During the review session, the Committee will consider Israel's report of July 2010, as well as information provided to it by Adalah and other local and international NGOs. Adalah Attorney SawsanZaher will participate in the session during the review in Geneva.

Adalah's report discusses the economic, social and cultural rights of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, and details Israel's violations of the ICESCR. It responds directly to a series of questions that the Committee posed to Israel following its preliminary review in November 2010.Among the issues covered in Adalah's report are:  

Land and property rights

The Arab Bedouin in the Naqab

Employment and education

Language and religious rights

Adalah's new NGO report to the Committee.

Previous NGO report sent by Adalah to the Committee.

More information on the ICESCR, Israel's State Report, and other NGO reports submitted to the Committee.