TV News LIES

Sunday, Oct 26th

Last update05:54:57 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Israel joins UN list of states limiting human rights organizations

Israel joins UN list of states limiting human rights organizations

E-mail Print PDF

United Nations HeadquartersA senior UN official in Geneva last week listed Israel among the countries that she says are restricting the activities of human rights groups.

The statement, issued on Wednesday by UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay, lists Israel along with countries such as Belarus, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ethiopia and Venezuela.

Israel was named due to the bill approved by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation six months ago to restrict funding by foreign governments to nonprofit organizations. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu supported the bill throughout most of its formulation. However, he ordered it frozen after Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein said such a law would be struck down by the High Court of Justice.

Although the law never reached the Knesset, Pillay said in her statement: "In Israel, the recently adopted Foreign Funding Law could have a major impact on human rights organizations, subjecting them to rigorous reporting requirements, forcing them to declare foreign financial support in all public communications, and threatening heavy penalties for non-compliance."

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Iran hangs woman convicted of killing alleged rapist

Iranian woman hangedA 26-year-old Iranian woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her...

Ferguson police committed human rights abuses, rights group says

Ferguson policePolice in Ferguson, Missouri committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests...

Number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

Rohingya exodus fom mayanmarA growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar,...

US decides against military tribunals for non- Guantánamo detainees

Bagram Air BaseThe Obama administration has decided against charging detainees held outside Guantánamo Bay in its controversial military...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!