Secretariat partners discuss the lessons of Gaza documentation and next steps

CSO representatives from Gaza and Ramallah came together today 29 December 2014, via Skype, to discuss their documentation of human rights violations during and following the recent war on Gaza.

Participants were updated on the documentaiton effort by CSOs operating in Gaza, and their coordination efforts, and readiness to cooperate with the UN - established Commission of Inquiry. CSOs also deliberated their next steps, ahead of the report, due March 2015, of the Commission, and highlighted the need to invest in international advocacy to ensure there is enough support for taking action based on the findings and recommendations of the UN inquiry.

Participants also discussed the need to take their coordination and joint action to a higher level, and asked that the Secretariat and its donors be prepared for any reoccurrence of an emergency of the magnitude of the latest war on Gaza so that Secretariat support, when needed, may be accessed and provided swiftly.

Ramallah
Ras Al-Tahouneh ST, near Al-Muqata'a
Al-Bireh, Palestine
Phone: 02 297 4563/4
Fax: 02 297 4565
Email:
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Gaza
Tomouh Building (Jawwal), Al-Jala'
Gaza City, Palestine
Phone: 08 288 3115
Fax: 08 288 3114
Email:
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