UN HumanRights Experts ‘Strongly Condemn’ Israel’s Designation of Palestine Rights Defenders as Terrorist Organisations  | HUMAN WRONGS WATCH

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(UN News)* — Independent UN human rights experts on Monday 25 October 2021strongly condemned the decision by the Israeli Minister of Defence to designate six Palestinian human rights and civil society groups as terrorist organisations.

In a joint statement, the experts called the decision “a frontal attack on the Palestinian human rights movement, and on human rights everywhere.”

“Silencing their voices is not what a democracy adhering to well-accepted human rights and humanitarian standards would do”, they add.

Calling upon the international community to act, they argue that anti-terrorism legislation must never be used to unjustifiably undermine civil liberties.

According to them, the UN Security Council, the General Assembly and the Human Rights Council have all “been clear” about this issue.  

“The misuse of counter-terrorism measures in this way by the government of Israel undermines the security of all,” the group of 17 experts said.

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