Human Rights Organizations Meet Civil Police Force Concerning UNCAT
The Center for Defense of Liberties and Civil Rights (Hurryyat) organized a meeting with the directorate of the Civil Police Force joined by member organizations in the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council and the Palestinian Coalition against Torture. The meeting emphasized the consequent responsibilities to Palestine’s accession to the Convention against Torture (UNCAT), and methods of enhancing the role of Palestine in protecting the rights of citizens.
A productive discussion led to several recommendations mainly the importance of prohibiting torture by law, the significance of adapting legislations to align with the UNCAT provisions, and the necessity of developing the instruments of monitoring visits to interrogation and detention centers aiming for a Palestinian society free from torture and mistreatment.
The participants stressed the need of enhancing communication between the human rights organizations and the civil police force in order to treat any possible cases of torture deeming it a national necessity in the legal, political and diplomatic struggle that Palestine faces against ending the occupation and its atrocities.