Monthly Report on Violations of Human Rights and Freedoms in Palestine January 2019

 

In January 2019, domestic violations continued at a varying pace. This Monthly Report highlights major human rights violations as monitored by the Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR). Overall, the ICHR monitored the following violations:

 

Violation

December 2018

January 2019

West Bank

Gaza Strip

Incidents of unnatural death

4

12

7

5

Complaints against torture and ill-treatment

28

28

15

13

Violation of the right to the due process of law

27

44

24

20

Governor-ordered detentions

29

28

28

Unenforced or delayed enforcement of court decisions

4

2

2

Death sentences

7

1

1

Violations of the right to freedom of movement and travel

2

3

3

Encroachments on the right to freedom of opinion and expression and right to peaceful assembly

9

6

4

2

Attacks on public properties and persons

1

1

1

Unwarranted confiscation of private properties

10

10

 

  • Compared to four in December 2018, the ICHR monitored 12 incidents of unnatural death in January 2019.
  • The ICHR received 28 complaints on torture and ill-treatment in January 2019. The same number of complaints was filed in December 2018.  
  • In comparison to 27 in December 2018, the ICHR received 44 complaints on violations of the right to the due process of law and detention without guarantees of a fair trial in January 2019.
  • Compared 29 in December 2018, the ICHR received 28 complaints on governor-ordered detentions in the West Bank in January 2019.
  • Compared to four in December 2018, the ICHR received two complaints on unenforced or delayed enforcement of court decisions in January 2019.
  • While seven were monitored in December 2018, the ICHR documented one death sentence in January 2019.
  • In comparison to nine in December 2018, the ICHR received six complaints on abuses of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of the press and right to freedom of peaceful assembly in January 2019.
  • Compared to two in December 2018, the ICHR received three complaints on violations of the right to freedom of movement and travel in January 2019.
  • As in December 2018, the ICHR received one complaint that involved an attack on public properties and persons in January 2019.
  • While no complaints were filed in December 2018, the ICHR received 10 complaints on seizure of private properties in January 2019.

 

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