The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights is a Palestinian non-governmental, non-partisan organization that works to promote respect and protection for all human rights in the Gaza Strip as part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Al Mezan conducts research, legal intervention, advocacy and awareness with a sound combination of professionalism and community participation. Its guiding principles include equal human worth, equal respect of all human rights, individual and collective, as enshrined in international law and jurisprudence. The Center envisions a sovereign and free Palestinian society where all women, men and children enjoy the benefits of social justice, human rights, the merit of the rule of law and good governance.
A grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported Al Mezan’s core work including training and awareness-raising among communities in Gaza, especially in the refugee camps, in order for them to access human rights information. The grant also supported Al Mezan’s follow-up reporting and advocacy on the Goldstone Report that documented the violations of international human rights and humanitarian law during Operation Cast Lead.
CodePink served as a fiscal sponsor for this grant.