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UN Special Procedures

The special procedures of the Human Rights Council are independent human rights experts, also known as Special Rapporteurs, with mandates to report and advise on human rights. The rights abuses suffered by Palestinians are addressed from a geographic perspective, through the work of Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, and from a thematic perspective by other special procedure remits. BADIL actively assists the work of these experts through the provision of detailed written reports.

In addition, the UN Special Committee to Investigate Israel’s Practices Affecting Human Rights of Palestinian People and Other Arabs in occupied Territories (UN Special committee to Investigate Israel’s Practices) , established by UN Resolution 2443 (XXIII) of 19 December 1968, is mandated to report  annually to the UN General Assembly on Israeli violations of human rights . The committee applies particular focus to  those violations  related to the  expansion of settlements , other  breaches of the 4th Geneva Convention and also the  Palestinian right to repatriation. BADIL regularly briefs this committee, emphasizing the ongoing denial of right of return and displacement of Palestinian people in and from  the 1967 occupied Palestinian territory.