For three days, the UN’s permanent Commission of Inquiry (COI) against Israel conducted hearings ostensibly to investigate whether Israel was justified in designating seven Palestinian NGOs as terror organizations, due to their links to the PFLP. In practice, this was a forum for Commission members and NGO representatives to join in attempts to silence NGO Monitor's independent research.
Submission to UNHRC 50th Session - The European Union and European-Government Sponsored Defamation Campaigns to Block NGO Funding Accountability
NGO Monitor submits an written submission to the UN Human Rights Council regarding defamation campaigns to block NGO funding accountability.
Submission to UNHRC 50th Session - United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory
NGO Monitor submits an written submission to the UN Human Rights Council in response to the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
NGO Monitor Submission to the Committee to review the Guidelines for Observation and Exclusion of Companies from the Government Pension Fund Global
The Institute for NGO Research presents this submission to the Committee in advance of its review of the Guidelines for Observation and Exclusion of Companies from the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG).
Submission to the UNHRC 40th Session - OHCHR's BDS Blacklist is Discriminatory, Promotes Conflict, and Violates Human Rights
The Institute for NGO Research expresses its significant ongoing concerns regarding OHCHR’s preparation of a “database” of business entities based on UNHRC Resolution 31/36.
Submission to UN Human Rights Council on International Complicity in the Palestinian Weaponization of Children Must End
The international community has long ignored the Palestinian weaponization of children in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teen whose family scripts physical confrontations with Israeli soldiers and then widely disseminates the resulting videos on social media to demonize Israel and glorify “resistance,” is a representative example.
Submission to UN Human Rights Council on World Health Organization and NGOs Misrepresent State of Gaza Health
On February 13, 2018, Human Rights Watch (HRW), along with Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I), issued a joint statement condemning Israel’s procedures for granting access for Gaza residents to Israel for medical treatment. The groups cite a December 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) document that claims that 54 Gazans died while awaiting approval to travel to seek medical attention in Israel or in the West Bank. The WHO paper does not provide a source for this figure.
Submission to UN Human Rights Council on Setting the Record Straight on Detention of Palestinian Minors
Palestinian minors are unfortunately involved in a wide range of offences including murder, attempted murder, and illegal possession of weapons. Key contributing factors are incitement by the Palestinian Authority and recognized terror groups, recruiting of children from the earliest of ages to engage in conflict, glorification of violence and “marytrs”, and large monthly payments (that increase based on the severity of the crime) by the Palestinian Authority to prisoners and their families.
Submission to UN Human Rights Council on UNICEF and its NGO Working Group Fail Children in Israel and the Palestinian Authority
UNICEF plays a central role in a campaign to have Israel included on a UN blacklist of “grave” violators of children’s rights. The list appears as an annex to the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC). This political agenda is a primary facet of UNICEF’s activities relating to Israel, completely inconsistent with its mandate of “child protection” and from its guidelines for neutrality and impartiality.