Press Releases

Al Mezan Applauds Mr. Shawan Jabarin's Esteemed Recognition from University of Galway

    Share :

12 May 2024

Gaza, 11 May 2024 – Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, represented by its General Director and staff, proudly extends its congratulations to Mr. Shawan Jabarin, General Director of Al-Haq, on being honored with the prestigious University of Galway’s 2024 Alumni Award for Law, Public Policy, and Society. 

This esteemed accolade serves as a testament to Mr. Jabarin’s unwavering dedication to upholding international law and advocating for the inalienable rights the Palestinian people. Al Mezan commends Mr. Jabarin for his extraordinary work and steadfast devotion to defending the rights of our people globally. 

Upon accepting the award, Mr. Jabarin said: “This award is for the children who were killed in Gaza and for all people who are fighting against oppression, occupation, persecution, and colonial regimes. It’s a recognition of the work of all human rights defenders and the rights of our people—the right of self-determination, and the right of return of all Palestinian refugees.”

This recognition not only honors Mr. Jabarin’s remarkable work but also symbolizes a tribute to the resilience and steadfastness of the Palestinian people and Palestinian human rights defenders in their pursuit of justice and accountability, especially at a time when the Palestinian people are facing genocide and the oppressive policies of Israel’s settler-colonial apartheid regime.

In conclusion, as we persist in our collective endeavor for a just world where human rights are universally applied, this distinguished recognition shines as a source of inspiration for Palestinian human rights advocates. It not only acknowledges their tireless efforts but also empowers them to persist in their crucial work. This honor amplifies their voices, fortifies their determination, and emboldens their quest for truth and justice for all.