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Palestinian Human Rights Organization – PHRO
The Palestinian Human Rights Organization (PHRO) is an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit Human Rights NGO which was formed by a private initiative. Established in 1997 and based in Mar Elias Refugee Camp, in Beirut, it is recognized in Lebanon under registration no. 36/AD. PHRO is devoted to the promotion, protection and defense of the Human rights of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon and the wider MENA region.
BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency & Refugee Rights
Resource, Research and Legal Advocacy Unit:
Mr. Nidal Al Azza, Unit Coordinator
BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights is an independent, community-based non-profit organization which works to defend and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Its vision, missions, programs and relationships are defined by the Palestinian identity and the principles of international law, in particular international human rights law. BADIL seeks to advance the individual and collective rights of the Palestinian people on this basis. BADIL Resource Center was established in January 1998 on recommendations issued by a series of popular refugee conferences in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It is registered with the Palestinian Authority and legally owned by the refugee community represented by a General Assembly composed of activists in Palestinian national institutions and refugee community organizations. Its work is implemented by two specialized units – campaign unit and resource unit -and guided by a Board, and supervised by an Oversight Committee, both of which are elected from the General Assembly. BADIL analyzes and studies issues relating to Palestinian refugees and their rights from international law point of view. In addition, it advocates and defends these rights on various levels, campaigns and activities. BADIL does not provide pro bono legal services.
Norwegian Refugee Council Occupied Palestinian Territory
Offices: East Jerusalem, Ramallah, Gaza
NRC provides humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees. Their programme activities are concentrated on five core activities, one being Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance. NRC provides legal assistance, usually through individual casework, but it may also entail class action. NRC pursues legal action through all relevant local, national and international legal systems and mechanisms, including customary law, conflict resolution and mediation mechanisms and any other prevalent systems of law – in addition to statutory law and the courts. NRC may provide training in legal issues to target groups and key local actors – to establish a platform of understanding of rights and applicable law, and subsequent legal approaches to key issues. These offices handle refugee and IDP cases.