Humanitarian law and the human rights covenants, policies and interpretations are closely interrelated. This page is a listing of many human rights policies from the United Nations which can be used in supporting BDS actions as part of international law.
The most consistent and universal demand among advocates for justice in Israel/Palestine is that Israel should comply with international law. Therefore, to be effective, advocates will need some familiarity with international law and how it applies to issues in Israel/Palestine. ... to read in full, see: Palestine Portal
Further commentary on violations of Palestinian rights, al Shabaka:
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – Full (1966)
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – Full (1966)
International Convention on Crime of Apartheid – Full (1973)
International Court of Justice, Advisory Opinion, Separation Wall, 2004 – Summary
International Court of Justice, Advisory Opinion 2004 – Full, English and French
UN Press Release – ICJ_Advisory Opinion_2004
UN General Assembly Resolution 194 (1948)
UN Security Council Resolution 242 (1967)
UN Security Council Resolution 252 (1968)
UN Security Council Resolution 267 (1969)
UN Security Council Resolution 338 (1973)
UN Security Council Resolution 446 (1979)
UN Security Council Resolution 452 (1979)
UN Security Council Resolution 471 (1980)
UN Security Council Resolution 476 (1980)
UN Security Council Resolution 478 (1980)
UN Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016)
The human rights movement grew out of the disasters of World War II and is at the basis of international law theory and practice. Individuals as well as nations have rights that are not negotiable. Basic civil and political rights of individuals and nations are part of Section 3 (in list below), and include economic, social and cultural rights.
Among the rights of nations are:
Among the rights of individuals are:
Complete List of Human Rights Issues by topic
And see list below for full International Human Rights system. This list on UN page here.
9.1 Other International Mechanisms including status of women
All related motions, findings and pre-trial decisions can be found at this link, which has been updated as of June 2020.
Also available is a record of ICC Pre-trial actions and submissions, April 2020 related to claims that the ICC can hear claims against the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza.
The role of the Rome Statute and the signing of that by the government of Palestine allows standing for Palestine in filing cases alleging violations of international law by Israel.
On 1 January 2015, the Government of Palestine lodged a declaration under article 12(3) of the Rome Statute accepting the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) over alleged crimes committed "in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, since June 13, 2014". On 2 January 2015, the Government of Palestine acceded to the Rome Statute by depositing its instrument of accession with the UN Secretary-General. The Rome Statute entered into force on 1 April 2015.
In 2009, the Palestine Authority lodged an ad hoc declaration to the ICC accepting the jurisdiction of the Court for crimes committed since 2002. For three years the cases remained pending until the United Nations could determine the status of Palestine within the United Nations as the basis for the ICC having jurisdiction in the cases.
On 29 November 2012,UN General Assembly resolution 67/19 passed, upgrading Palestine to “a non-member observer state” status in the United Nations. The change in status was a “de facto” recognition of the statehood of Palestine.
Joint Open Letter to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court:
Time to Investigate Crimes in Palestine, Time for Justice