Major campaign to raise legal awareness under occupation

The Temporary International Presence in Hebron conducts a major media campaign to raise awareness among the Palestinians regarding legal rights under occupation. During the campaign leaflets are handed out with information on procedures at the police, how to report crimes, how to appeal and what rights apply in occupied territory. TIPH also airs radio commercials during the period, encouraging people to use the legal system and stand up for the rights they have. The material is also made available on-line. (Hebron 09.08.2007)

The Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) launches a major media campaign in the West Bank city of Hebron to raise awareness among the Palestinians regarding legal rights under occupation.

 

– Even if you think the system is not functioning as it should, it is important to use it, otherwise the rights you have are forfeited, TIPH Head of Mission Karl-Henrik Sjursen says.

 

During the campaign leaflets will be handed out with information on procedures at the police, how to report crimes, how to appeal and what rights you have in occupied territory. The leaflet also lists official phone numbers and numbers to human rights organisations. TIPH also airs radio commercials during the period, encouraging people to use the legal system and stand up for the rights they have.

 

– The campaign is very down to earth. We give information about the rights and obligations of the Israeli forces and the ways for people to complain legally if they have been mistreated, TIPH Head of Mission Karl-Henrik Sjursen says.

 

View the campaign on-line

 

Download the leaflet in English (pdf)

Download the leaflet in Arabic (pdf)