• Dec 6, 2013
    For almost a year, since obtaining upgraded status at the UN, the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah has had a chance to open the door to justice for serious international crimes committed on Palestinian territory.
  • Mar 18, 2013
    Oral statement
    The Report of the Fact Finding Mission on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories should prompt the Israeli government to respect its human rights obligations to Palestinians in the West Bank, where Israel is the occupying power. In particular, Israel should end policies that not only transfer its civilians into the occupied territory, in violation of the laws of war, but that harshly discriminate against Palestinians with no legitimate security or other justification.
  • Feb 14, 2013
    Press release

    Israel engaged in discriminatory practices and other rights violations against Palestinians during 2012, while Palestinian authorities committed abuses against their own population, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2013.  

  • Dec 21, 2012
    We write to express Human Rights Watch’s deep concern regarding your December 17 statement made during a meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, in which you call on the Palestinian Authority not to use Palestine's new non-member observer-state status at the United Nations to pursue the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
  • Nov 29, 2012
    Press release
    Palestinian leaders should pursue ratification of core international human rights treaties and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Governments that have pressed Palestine to forgo membership in the ICC, including the United Kingdom, or have said that they will impose sanctions on Palestine if it seeks ICC membership, namely Israel, should end such pressure and support universal ratification of the ICC treaty.
  • Nov 26, 2010
    Press release
    An Israeli military court’s sentence on November 21, 2010, for two soldiers found guilty of using a Palestinian boy as a “human shield” during the 2008-09 offensive in Gaza appears inadequate considering the gravity of the offense, Human Rights Watch said today.
  • Oct 4, 2010
    The Palestinian Authority in Ramallah fails to demand justice for victims of the Gaza war.
  • Sep 27, 2010
    Oral statement
    Nearly two years ago, war raged in Gaza and southern Israel, resulting in a high number of civilian deaths.  Today, despite ample evidence of serious laws-of-war violations during the conflict, those responsible remain unpunished, and the victims go without redress.
  • Sep 2, 2010
    Press release
    Hamas should be held accountable for two new attacks against Israeli civilians in the West Bank, and those who ordered and participated in the attacks should be prosecuted.
  • Aug 10, 2010
    Press release
    Israeli military investigations into the Gaza war have brought some results over the past 18 months but fall far short of addressing the widespread and serious allegations of unlawful conduct during the fighting, while Hamas has announced no serious investigations whatsoever.