September 15, 2011
- Website: http://www.alhaq.org/
- Founded in 1979 and one of oldest Palestinian NGOs.
- "A Palestinian human rights organization located in Ramallah, West Bank, an affiliate of The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) - Geneva and is in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations."
- Goals: "...protecting and promoting human rights and respect for the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories....the uniform application of universal principles of human rights regardless of the identity of the perpetrator or victim of abuse....legal and human rights research based on international and humanitarian law, as well as on human rights principles and standards."
- Regularly submits politically motivated reports to the UN Human Rights Council.
- Was an active participant in the World Conference against Racism held in Durban in 2001.
- Funders in 2009 included the Ford Foundation ($600,000 in 2009-10), NDC (governments of Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands - $350,000), OSI Development Foundation ($200,000), EED ($186,193), Norway ($156,163), Diakonia ($120,490), ICCO and Kerk in Actie ($119,000 - unclear if grant made jointly - funds originated with the Dutch government), Ireland ($88,928), Christian Aid ($61,445), Rosa Luxemburg Foundation ($14,336), Arab Human Rights Fund ($10,000), Spain ($8,872).
- Al Haq is a leader in the anti-Israel "lawfare" movement. Its case against the British government to end export licenses to Israel was dismissed by the UK Court of Appeal on November 25, 2008. Al Haq originally brought the case in November 2006 to "secure the implementation of the July 2004 [ICJ] Advisory Opinion on Israel's Wall."
- Proposed sabotaging the Israeli court system by "flooding the [Israeli Supreme] Court with petitions in the hope of obstructing its functioning and resources." (p. 20)
- Al Haq’s General Director, Shawan Jabarin, has been denied exit visas by Israel and Jordan on account of his alleged ties to the PFLP. On July 7, 2008, the Israeli Supreme Court upheld the visa denial because it examined reliable evidence that Jabarin is "among the senior activists of the Popular Front terrorist organization."
- In December 2010, Maureen Claire Murphy, managing editor of Electronic Intifada and a former Al-Haq employee, was subpoenaed by the FBI to appear before a Federal Grand Jury for her work with the Palestine Solidarity Group.
- Al Haq: Politics over the Rule of Law, NGO Monitor, September 15, 2011
- Al Haq Factsheet, NGO Monitor, April 4, 2011
- Al Haq-supported Lawfare in Canada, NGO Monitor Reports, June 11, 2009
- NGO "Lawfare": Exploitation of Courts in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, NGO Monitor Monograph Series, September 2008.
- "HRW/FIDH/OMCT statement on NGO official linked to PFLP," NGO Monitor Reports, May 14, 2007.