Al Mezan Center For Human Rights
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Mission Statement

Mission Statement



Al Mezan’s mission is to promote the respect and protection of human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, in the Gaza Strip as part of the occupied Palestinian territory, through research, legal intervention, advocacy and awareness-raising. We carry out our work with a sound combination of professionalism and community participation. Our guiding principles include equal human worth and equal respect of all human rights, individual and collective, as enshrined in international law and jurisprudence.



Al Mezan envisions a free and sovereign Palestinian society where all women, men, and children enjoy the benefits of social justice, human rights, the merit of the rule of law, and good governance, fully and equally.



Al Mezan’s goals are as follows:

  • To promote and protect human rights, with a focus on economic, social and cultural rights, in occupied Palestine, with a focus on the Gaza Strip.
  • To work towards the realization of Palestinians’ individual and collective human rights, including the right to self-determination, through the channels of international law.
  • To build and enhance the functioning of democracy and citizen participation in occupied Palestine and press towards good governance that respects human rights.