Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR) was set up by UK-based practising lawyers and law students in London in 1988, during the first intifada in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
LPHR supports Palestinian people in their legal struggle to exercise their right of self-determination. It works, both in the UK and abroad, on legal issues focused on protecting and promoting Palestinian human rights, with a special focus on Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza Strip.
LPHR pursues its goals through litigation, advocacy, education and awareness raising, dissemination of information and lobbying. Where possible it takes its lead from, and co-ordinates its work with, lawyers and human-rights organisations in the region.
1 June 2010 – read LPHR’s urgent publication on
the Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and International Law.