By: Tom WalkerEditor: Nathan BomeyPublished: 04/02/2018 05:30PMGMT+01:30Local time: +0 (GMT -4)This article contains affiliate links.
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For those who might have been left scratching their heads wondering why this is happening to them, a recent UN Human Rights Council (HRC) report (pdf) on the issue has revealed a plethora of reasons for the law’s problems.
First of all, it’s not the first time that the law has been criticised by the international community for its violations of human rights.
As we’ve seen with the Israeli occupation, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and other regimes have been trying to use it as a pretext to clamp down on the rights of their citizens, and in doing so they’ve been exposed as human rights violators.
In 2011, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) was given the task of scrutinising the UN’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and found that “the CRC has not taken into account that, at least in its present form, it fails to take into account the special status of children as persons”.
In addition, the report found that the CRC “does not take into consideration that children are not adults”, that children have the same rights as adults, and that children do not have the right to equal treatment.
Despite all of this, UNHRC was able to agree to a special meeting of the Committee to examine the situation in Palestine and Israel, and finally draft a resolution calling for the adoption of a “just and equitable solution” to the conflict.
While this resolution does not specifically address the law, it does call for the immediate abolition of the laws and regulations that are responsible for “the discriminatory practice of the State of Israel and its security forces”, and for the establishment of a UN-based commission to “conduct impartial and impartial investigations into all matters related to the protection of children and other vulnerable persons”.
While it’s clear that the Council is committed to a resolution on the law that addresses these problems, it seems that some are still resisting.
A petition on Change.org, started by the UK’s leading human rights lawyer, Alan Richardson, has been signed by over 150,000 people, and is seeking to put pressure on the UN to adopt a resolution.
But while some are calling for an immediate end to the law in Palestine, others have decided that they’re willing to wait for the resolution to be adopted, and are willing to consider what it might mean for them personally.
“I’ve already decided to give up on it, to just leave it in the hands of God, who can do nothing about it,” one petition user told IGN.
“We can’t force the UN into action, we can’t even force them to change its mind,” he added.
“They’re not going to change their mind about it if they’re not willing to listen.
And God knows how much it means to me to not be a human being.”
If you’re one of these people, here are some tips for staying on top of the law if you’re a member of the general public in the region.
If you have a family member in the Middle East, and they’re in danger of being deported back to their home country, it can be helpful to follow these tips.
If your family member is in danger, the following tips can help you deal with it and ensure they’re able to stay safely in the area.
Tip 1: Don’t forget your passportsIf you need to get to and from work, you can use a secure taxi.
This is especially important if you live in the West Bank, which is where most of the people living in refugee camps in Palestine are based.
If you have family members who live there, or are travelling with them, you may also be able to ask them to bring a passport and make sure they know they’re safe.
Tip 2: Stay in touchIf you’ve been to an event where your loved one is a guest, or you’re going out to celebrate their birthday, you’ll need to make sure you know where they are and what they’re doing.
There are several social media apps that can be used to keep track of where your family is in Palestine.
Tip 3: DonateIf you can’t make it to the event, you might be able help.
Many charities in the US, UK, and Europe are offering a special holiday to help those affected by the law.
Donations are welcome and can be made through various social media platforms.
If someone is living in a refugee camp in Palestine without a passport, they can’t get a passport or access any other rights that a person with one does.
If your loved ones are being deported from Palestine, it could mean they may not be able get a ticket or leave the country.
Tip 4: Donated items, clothing and other necessities