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Hamdallah signs off on recommendations made by fact-finding commission

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has committed to implementingrecommendations made in a report released on Monday by a fact-finding commission, which notably called for Palestinian forces to be punished for using unjustified force against a peaceful protest in Ramallah, while also recommending that legal action be taken …

250th anniversary of first Swedish Press law granting Access to information

PNN/ Ramallah/ The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)in collaboration with The Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem and Representative Office of Finland in Ramallah, Organized an event commemorating 250 years of the enactment of the first press law that granted access to information in “Kingdom of Sweden”. The …

Palestinian Authority, European Union lay cornerstone of Dura Courthouse

  DURA, HEBRON, October 5, 2016 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Authority and the European Union (EU) laid on Tuesday the cornerstone of the new Dura courthouse in Hebron, according to an EU press release. The new 5000 square meters courthouse, which is part of a comprehensive program of support to …

Mechanisms and preparations for adopting the RTI law discussed: MADA

Ramallah (03/10/2016) – The Minister of Justice, Mr. Ali Abu Diak received a delegation  of Coalition on the Right to Access Information “KHABIRNI; and discussed the preparation and adoption of access to information law in Palestine. The delegation included the General Director of the Palestinian Center for Development and Media …

EUPOL COPPS supports Fair Trial in Palestine

On Wednesday 27 July, EUPOL COPPS supported several  Justice and Police Institutions in organising a donor event on the topic of “fair trial”. The aim of the meeting was to show to the international donor community a unity of purpose within the Justice Sector in the ambition to achieve the …

EUPOL COPPS organises a study trip to Belgium for Palestinian counterparts

Palestinian officials from ministries of Justice and Interior, in addition to a senior Palestinian Civil Police officer, participated in a study trip to Belgium aimed at understanding the Belgium  model on data protection rules and processing police information. The study trip was also meant to enhance the knowledge of the …

PA swears in 3 new ministers

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Three new ministers in the Palestinian cabinet were sworn in on Monday evening at the President’s headquarters in Ramallah at the request of President Mahmoud Abbas, government sources told Ma’an.The new ministers were appointed as follows: Ali Mahmoud Abdullah Abu Diyak replaced former minister Saleem Al-Saqqa as …

Canada funds CSI lab in Tulkarem

Author Source Tulkarem – Ma’an – A brand new forensics laboratory will open at Tulkarem’s Thabet Thabet Hospital in three months, under a project overseen by the Palestinian Authority Ministries of Health and Justice, supported by the Canadian government, officials said Monday. Minister of Justice in the Ramallah-based government Ali …