Just the Facts: Human Rights

  • 3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
  • 5. No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
  • 6. Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
  • 7. All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law…
  • 9. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
  • 10. Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
  • 13. Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
  • 15. Everyone has the right to a nationality. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.
  • 17. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.
  • 19. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
  • 20. Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association…
  • 22. Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
  • 25. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control…


  • These are some of the rights as enumerated by the UDHR that are most violated by Israel’s occupation of Palestine.

Learning More 

To learn more you can look at the United Nations Human Rightspage on the occupied Palestinian territory and read the Human Rights Watch report “A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution from Human Rights Watch”. Additionally, you can find the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israelhere. You can watch the press conference with Michael Lynk, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories,“The situation of human rights in Palestine” and the webinar “The Prospects of the Cause of Palestine at the International Criminal Court: What’s Next?” from Law for Palestine

Finally, we have a playlist of related videos on YouTube.