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Through JLAC’s Ramallah, Jerusalem, and Salfit offices and mobile legal clinics throughout the northern West Bank, great strides are being taken towards reducing the suffering and improving the lives of victims of human rights violations. The cases and consultancies provided by JLAC range in thematic area (from orders of house demolition issued by Israeli authorities to political arrests undertaken by the PA), but all fundamentally seek to empower poor and marginalized individuals and communities with the necessary legal aid and direction to combat and overcome breaches...
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2016-11-30
JLAC acquires NGO's Code of Conduct and Good Governance Certificate
2016-11-28
JLAC's Open Day
2016-10-11
JLAC Demands Clarifications... "Deputy Mayor’s Statements are racist and discriminatory”
2016-10-11
JLAC submits a letter concerning the Health Insurance in East Jerusalem
2016-09-29
Adalah & JLAC: Order to close Palestinian businesses following stabbing attack is vengeful collective punishment
2016-08-18
We Have Rights: JLAC's Newsletter (August 2016)
 
 
 
 
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JLAC acquires NGO's Code of Conduct and Good Governance Certificate
 
On Monday, Nov 28, 2016, JLAC acquired a certificate for its compliance to the principles of the NGO code of conduct, during an event held by the endorsement committee from the NGO Development Center (NDC). The code of conduct examines such aspects such as governance, administration, programs, human resources, finance and external relations. These are evaluated according to the code of conduct’s 12 principles (i.e. 1. compliance with covenants and laws, 2. priority of development, 3. Participation, 4. networking and communication, 5. Transparency, 6. Accountability, 7. equality and inclusiveness, 8. good governance, 9. Prevention of conflict of interest, 10. influence and effectiveness, 11. Integrity, and 12. conflict resolution).

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JLAC Demands Clarifications... "Deputy Mayor’s Statements are racist and discriminatory”
 
Jerusalem Center for Human Rights and Legal Aid (JLAC) addressed a strong letter to the deputy mayor of Jerusalem and the head of Planning and Building committee, Mai’r Turjman, requesting a clarification regarding his statement to impose collective punishments against Jerusalemites, after the latest attack that took place in the city. In his statement Mr. Turjman indicated that all planning and licensing requests submitted by Jerusalemites to the municipality will be put aside, and that “the carrot-and-stick policy pursued by the municipality has failed as the carrot now is gone while the stick prevailed.”
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