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In order to raise public awareness of the basic rules of international humanitarian law (IHL) as well as to monitor IHL violations in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), Diakonia cooperates with several partner organisations working locally in Israel and Palestine.


Al-Mezan has an important role in the Gaza strip, where they monitor IHL and human rights violations and build capacity among civil society, particularly with women’s organisations. In addition to monitoring, education and advocacy, the organisation works to secure accountability for human rights violations and redress for victims. Their IHL project aims “to contribute to promoting, respecting and protecting human rights in Gaza through education through increasing knowledge of IHL, while Al-Mezan also address the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights”

BADIL Resource Centre for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights specialises in issues pertaining the Palestinian refugees and is considered an expert on the subject. The main two objectives of the Badil IHL project are: “to promote a much needed awareness among victims of forced displacement, agencies and individuals that work to defend these victim” and “to promote awareness of the violations of human rights perpetuated by the State of Israel against the indigenous Palestinian population among international communities and agencies”.