JLAC News



(PHROC) denounces the decision to reduce the power supply to the Gaza Strip and warns of a humanitarian disaster

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The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) strongly denounces the decision of the Israeli Occupying Authorities to reduce the amount of electricity provided to the Gaza Strip. PHROC further warns the international community of the dangerous repercussions of this decision, which could exacerbate the humanitarian crisis which Gaza has been under due to Israelís 10-year long closure.




PNGO applauds and welcomes the decision of the Council of States (upper house of the Swiss parliament) to block attempt to criminalize BDS

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PNGO applauds and welcomes the decision of the Council of States (upper house of the Swiss parliament) to block attempt to criminalize BDS




International Community must Act to End the Occupation

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"International Community must Act to End the Occupation" ... This week marks the 50th year since the start of Israelís occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. June also marks the 15th year since construction of the Annexation Wall began, and 10 years of closure/naval blockade on Gaza...




OHCHR: Gaza Death Sentences Illegal

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OHCHR oPt has expressed its deepest concern at three death sentences issued by a military court in Gaza on 21 May 2017. Carrying out these sentences would amount to an arbitrary deprivation of life in violation of international law.




The Palestinian Non-Government Organizations Network called for an urgent press conference on

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invited Diplomatic Missions including; Consulates, Representative Offices to the PA, International & UN organizations to listen and talk to family members of political prisoners




UN Special Rapporteur on OPT calls on Israel to comply with international law on detention

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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, today urged Israel to comply with international law and international standards for detention.




PNGO calls upon the International Community to prosecute the occupation and expose their illegal practices against Palestinian Prisoners

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PNGO pledges support to the Palestinian prisoners especially the ones set to go on a hunger strike on April 17, 2017: Hundreds of Palestinian Political prisoners started a hunger strike to achieve specific demands and challenge Israeli unlawful laws as well as protest against medical negligence and arbitrary and extreme measures used against Palestinian prisoners.




JLAC News

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Since its inception over 40 years ago, the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center(JLAC) has formed a specific and specialized niche for itself; that of rendering legal aid to vulnerable communities in combating human rights violations. JLAC has since become a key and major player in certain interventions; undertaking pro-bono legal cases related to house demolition, forced displacement, land confiscation, and more recently settler violence.




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