Monthly Report Violations of Human Rights and Freedoms in Palestine August 2017

Monthly Report

Violations  of Human Rights and Freedoms in Palestine

August        2017

Domestic violations of human rights in Palestine   in August 2017  continued  at  an even pace. This  monthly report highlights the most significant violations ICHR has monitored  and documented. Following is a list of serious violations of human rights:

Gaza Strip

West Bank

August 2017

July 2017

Violation

7

6

13

18

Cases of unnatural death

16

25

41

38

Complaints about torture and maltreatment

20

22

42

44

Violation of right for proper legal procedures

0

4

4

7

Detention on governor’s remand

0

8

8

4

Failure  to execute or delay in executing judgments

0

6

6

13

Violations of right to freedom of opinion, free speech, information and peaceful assembly

0

0

0

5

Death sentences

0

2

2

1

Assault  on people, and on public and private property

0

2

2

9

 Violation of right to freedom of movement

0

3

3

4

Confiscation of citizens’ money without a court order

0

4

4

2

 

 

   . In August 2017 ICHR  documented 13 cases of unnatural death as opposed to  18 in July 2017

 In August 2017, ICHR received 41 complaints about torture and  maltreatment in comparison with 38 in July 2017.

 In August 2017, ICHR received 42 complaints about violation of the right to have fair legal procedures and detention without guarantees of fair trial as opposed to 44  complaints in July 2017.

        In August 2017,  ICHR received  8  complaints about  failure to execute court judgments or delay in their execution as opposed to 4 complaints in July 2017.

The commission in August 2017 received 4 complaints about detention on governor’s remand in the West Bank in comparison with  7 complaints in July 2017.

In August 2017, ICHR received 6 complaints about infringement on freedom of opinion and free speech, information and peaceful assembly as opposed to 13 complaints in the previous month.

 The commission  did not document any death sentences  in August 2017 as opposed to 5 executions in July  of the same year.

The commission received  in August 2017 2 complaints about assault on people and public property but received 3 complaints in July of the  same year.

In August 2017, the commission received 2 complaints  about the right to free movement and travel but received 9 in July.

There were 3 complaints in August 2017 about confiscation of  people’s money without court order as opposed to 4 complaints in the previous month.

4  complaints were received in August 2017  about violation of the right to academic freedom in comparison with 2 complaints about violation of this right in July 2017.