Up Front: Why we won't be silenced

April 2018

In this edition of Up Front, read about how in the face of threats and bans, we won’t be silenced in the fight for global justice. We also focus on our food sovereignty work in North Africa and West Asia, introduce you to some of the powerful women we work with resisting oppression, and update you on our impactful trade democracy campaign. Read too some highlights from the past few months, including Israeli Apartheid Week and how our partner in Papua New Guinea is fighting for land rights.

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War on Want's annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017

April 2018

War on Want's annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017 

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Addameer

Ramallah, Palestine

Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association is a Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution that works to support Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli and Palestinian prisons. Established in 1992 by a group of activists interested in human rights, the centre offers free legal aid to political prisoners, advocates for their rights at the national and international level, and works to end torture and other violations of prisoners' rights through monitoring, legal procedures and solidarity campaigns.

Israel holds thousands of Palestinians as political prisoners. Israel’s system of arrest and detention is an integral part of Israel’s apartheid system, under which Palestinians are governed under a separate set of laws than Israelis. It combines human rights abuses against individuals with a system of discrimination specifically designed to restrict and repress the Palestinian people and their struggle for freedom.

Our relationship with Addameer (which means ‘conscience’ in Arabic), ensures we can bring the latest news and authoritative reports to our UK campaigns seeking justice for Palestinians. The UK government has obligations under international law to ensure that the Fourth Geneva Convention is respected by other signatories, including Israel. The UK also has ‘third state responsibility’ to take action when a state breaches the universally binding principles of international law, such as the prohibition of torture. We support Addameer's work and campaign for the UK government to hold Israel to account for its illegal and unjust policies towards Palestinian political prisoners.

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