New Events


no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds



offsite link Ukraine Buys Huge Amounts of Russian Fue... Fri Jan 20, 2023 08:34 | Antonia Kotseva

offsite link Turkey Has Sent Ukraine Cluster Munition... Thu Jan 12, 2023 00:26 | Jack Detsch

offsite link New Israeli Government Promises to Talk ... Tue Jan 10, 2023 21:13 | Al Majadeen

offsite link Russia Training Iranian Pilots Ahead of ... Tue Jan 10, 2023 15:19 | The Times of Israel

offsite link Lukashenko Abolishes Copyright Protectio... Tue Jan 10, 2023 15:05 | Nikki Main

Anti-Empire >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Douglas Macgregor ? We are co Belligerents Sat Jan 28, 2023 17:29 | The Saker

offsite link The West Has Lost Already (Gonzalo Lira) Sat Jan 28, 2023 17:01 | The Saker

offsite link Some Thoughts about Neutrality and Peaceful Multi-Ethnicity Sat Jan 28, 2023 16:19 | The Saker
By Eduard Rosel for the Saker blog The emissary from Kiev to the WEF in Davos, Switzerland, Olena Zelenska, the wife of the Ukrainian President, said in Davos to an

offsite link The Next Stage in Western Escalation Fri Jan 27, 2023 20:00 | The Saker
by Batiushka for the Saker blog Introduction: The Story So Far So far the US has carried out regime changes and created military conflicts in countries friendly to or important

offsite link ?Doomsday clock?: 90 seconds to midnight Fri Jan 27, 2023 15:06 | The Saker
by Pepe Escobar for PressTV, cross posted with the author’s permission The Doomsday Clock, set by the US-based magazine Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved to 90 seconds

The Saker >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link RTE in breach of its own editorial principles Anthony

offsite link Waiting for SIPO Anthony

offsite link Formal complaint against Robert Watt Anthony

offsite link RTE bias complaint Anthony

offsite link Fergus Finlay and the maternity hospital ‘gotcha’ trap Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link The Kremlin classifies its economic statistics Sun Jan 29, 2023 15:22 | en

offsite link Voltaire International Newsletter N25 Sun Jan 29, 2023 10:36 | en

offsite link Two European Union states poised to sever diplomatic relations with Russia Thu Jan 26, 2023 16:09 | en

offsite link The Whole of Europe Turned Into a Battlefield, by Manlio Dinucci Tue Jan 24, 2023 07:26 | en

offsite link The war in Ukraine to maintain the European Union under tutelage, by Thierry Mey... Tue Jan 24, 2023 06:59 | en

Voltaire Network >>

Human Rights for Change on Israel's Wall

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | press release author Tuesday February 17, 2004 15:56author by Shane - Human Rights for Change Report this post to the editors

International Court of Justice must not be deterred from ruling on the legality of Israel's Wall

Organisation for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights

PRESS RELEASE: February 2004

Israel's Security Wall and International Law

In advance of the International Court of Justice hearings on the legality of Israel’s Wall in the West Bank Human Rights for Change seeks to draw attention to the violations of international law resulting from the Wall’s construction. In its report entitled ‘The Violence of Construction: Israel’s Security Wall and International Law’ the Galway-based human rights group analyses the legality of this enterprise on three principle issues: the confiscation and destruction of property the construction entails; the freedom of movement implications; and with regard to the prohibition on the acquisition of territory through the use of force.

The report finds that Israel violates fundamental rules of international humanitarian law and human rights law by the construction of this wall. The Wall's stated purpose of security, of preventing Palestinian suicide bombers from entering Israel and killing innocent Israelis, has been undermined by the actual route of the Wall. It runs entirely within the West Bank, not on the recognized Green line. Human Rights for Change condemns the de facto annexation of large swathes of West Bank territory into Israel that the construction of this wall entails.

The report’s author, Michael Kearney, a founding member of Human Rights for Change, spent several months in the West Bank as a human rights monitor and has observed that “The result of this wall, and the physical facts presented by settlements and by-pass roads, is the pre-emption of any possible realisation of Palestinian self-determination in the form of an independent and sovereign State in the West Bank and Gaza but also, more importantly, any hopes for peace in the region”.

The organisation also condemns attempts by Israel, the United States and the EU to prevent the International Court of Justice from ruling on this issue. Claims that the subject matter is too political for the court to address are hollow and dangerous and have rightfully been ignored by the Court.


‘The Violence of Construction: Israel’s Security Wall and International Law’ is available at:



Human Rights for Change is a group of human rights activists and international legal scholars who seek to promote the protection of human rights through reporting and documenting human rights issues, increasing awareness through the dissemination of information, advocacy and lobbying, creative action, education, monitoring the media and by providing legal assistance, in particular to NGOs in the developing world. This group believes that global inequalities and imbalances can be redressed through the protection and promotion of universal human rights.

Related Link:
© 2001-2023 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy