Results for Tag: HumanRights

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European Court of Human Rights

Israel is not a European country and therefore not party to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Nevertheless, it is worth mentioning that the ECHR recognized the right to compensation for the denial of land use and access to property in the Loizidou v. Turkey case.

Guidelines

The most recent instrument of international law dealing with remedies for victims following wrongful acts by states is the Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law (2005) (hereafter Guidelines). The Guidelines ‘do not entail new international or domestic obligations but identify mechanisms, modalities, procedures and methods for the implementation of existing legal obligations under international human rights law and international humanitarian law’.

Press Freedom

Media outlets have only recently been privatized and still have close connections with the government, yet they are thriving businesses that rely on a robust advertising market. Restrictive media laws and informally accepted “red lines” circumscribe local news coverage within accepted limits.

Press Freedom

Bahrain once enjoyed a relatively free, diverse domestic mediascape, but during the Arab Spring the government targeted virtually all media sources

Press Freedom

The status of press freedom in Israel is ambivalent. On one hand, the independent press in Israel enjoys a high degree of freedom to cover whatever it sees fit.

Press Freedom

Since the protests began in January 2011, there has been a severe clamp down on press freedom. Authorities have banned foreign and independent journalists from entering the country. In 2011-2012, Syria ranked 176th of 179 countries on the Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index, just above Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea.