BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights is an independent, community-based non-profit organization mandated to protect and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons. Our vision, mission, programs and relationships are defined by our Palestinian identity and the principles of international law, in particular international human rights law. We seek to advance the individual and collective rights of the Palestinian people on this basis.
BADIL Resource Center was established in January 1998 based on recommendations issued by a series of popular refugee conferences in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. BADIL is registered with the Palestinian Authority and legally owned by the refugee community represented by a General Assembly composed of activists in Palestinian national institutions and refugee community organizations.
Our work is implemented by two specialized units - campaign unit and resource unit -and guided by a Board, and supervised by an Oversight Committee, both of which are elected from the General Assembly.
Membership, Networks & Coalitions
BADIL has consultative status with UN ECOSOC (a framework partnership agreement with UNHCR), a member of the PHROC (Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council), PNGO (Palestinian NGO Network), BNC (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee), OPGAI (Occupied Palestine and Golan Heights Advocacy Initiative), Al-Awda Right to Return Coalition, HIC-Habitat International Coalition, CRIN (Child Rights Information Network), ICVA (International Council of Voluntary Agencies), ICNP (International Coordinating Network on Palestine) and the ECCP (the European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine).