- Location of case in SG report
- Relevant SG report
- Year of the report
- From Country
- Country Geolocation
- Country Geolocation (linked Countries)
- Middle East and North Africa
- Type of record
- Named organization
- Was the victim a foreign national?
- Was the victim a minor?
- Individual's/organization's activity
organizations that supported the Human Rights Council mandated report on business activities related to settlements
- Type of rights defended
- Caste/Ethnic minorities' rights/Racism
- Was the victim a civil servant, member of the security forces or of the judiciary?
- Reported trigger of reprisal
organizations that supported the Human Rights Council mandated report on business activities related to settlements; involved in OHCHR release of list of businesses with settlement connections
- Dates of engagement
- Type of attempted engagement
- Submission of information to UN
- Dates of mentioned reprisals
- 13 February 2020
- Reprisal information
On 13 February 2020, the Ministry for Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy published a statement on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website referring to human rights organizations that supported the Human Rights Council mandated report 45 on business activities related to settlements (A/HRC/43/71) 46 as having ties to terrorism. In particular, the statement listed Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Al- Haq, Palestinian Center for Human Rights and Norwegian People’s Aid as “terror- linked Delegitimization Organizations Tied to the UNHRC [UN Human Rights Council] Israel Blacklist” in regard to their call for the creation and release of the UN database through public statements, petitions and letters. The statement noted that “the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released a database of 94 Israeli and 18 foreign companies operating in Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem. An in-depth Ministry of Strategic Affairs examination of the NGOs involved in its release reveals the ties to terrorist groups these organizations hold.” The statement detailed these organizations’ engagement with the Human Rights Council and OHCHR. 47
- Types of reprisals suffered
- Defamation / Defamation campaign
- Online harassment
- Alleged/likely perpetrators
- State actors
- Was the reprisal based on new legislation?
- Does the report make general comment about country’s environment for engagement with UN?
- Is the country cited for a "pattern of reprisal" in the context of this case?
- Is a pattern of reprisals mentioned otherwise in the context of this case?
- Does the report cite "self-censorship" as an issue in the context of this case?
- How many times has the case been followed up in subsequent SG reports?