Al-Haq (Defending Human Rights)
Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation based in Ramallah. Established in 1979 to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), the organisation has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Al-Haq documents violations of the individual and collective rights of Palestinians in the OPT, irrespective of the identity of the perpetrator. It seeks to end such breaches by way of advocacy before national and international mechanisms and by holding the violators accountable. The organisation conducts research, prepares reports on breaches of international human rights and humanitarian law in the OPT and undertakes advocacy before local, regional and international bodies.
Al-Haq also cooperates with Palestinian civil society organisations and governmental institutions in order to ensure that international human rights standards are reflected in Palestinian law and policies.