The Society of St. Yves

Catholic Center for Human Rights 
             September 2017

Dear Friends,
Welcome to our September Newsletter!

The Society of St. Yves was founded in 1991 and is working under the patronage of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem to help "the poor and the oppressed" according to the social doctrine of the Catholic Church. St. Yves provides gratis legal assistance, counsel and advocacy to all members of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender or religion. Through national and international lobby and advocacy we are able to bring the light of the poor and marginalised to the attention of communities around the world in an effort to bring pressure for change.

This month, read about the most important updates on St. Yves legal work and its latest advocacy activities, as well as a general update on the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 

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St. Yves Updates
St. Yves registers 7 Palestinian Children Despite the Israeli Ministry of Interior's intentions to Delay Procedures
 The main tools put into practice by Israeli authorities are a discriminative and rigid system of policies and legal procedures for family unification and child registration.The Israeli Ministry of Interior (MOI) has ensured that Palestinian East Jerusalem resident parents do not pass on residency to their future generations.Read more
St. Yves Participates in the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights participated in the works of the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, between 26th to 29th September 2017. During the General Debate on Item 7: Human Rights Situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories. Read more
Churches call for urgent action for Cremisan Valley
As the statements calling for justice in Cremisan Valley fail to work, churches urged the international community at the 36th Session of UN Human Rights Council for action regarding the occupied territories between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The CCIA statement expressed deep concern at the lack of action of the international community against Israel’s illegal policies in occupied Palestine, including the wall, particularly in the Cremisan Valley. Read more

St. Yves Obtains Benefits for a Palestinian Woman Despite Attempts From the Israeli National Insurance Institute to Complicate Procedures
The Israeli National Insurance Institute (NII) manages the collection of compulsory social contribution as provided by the law, the distribution of social benefits to beneficiaries. Those benefits include health insurance, unemployment and aging benefits etc. The investigations of the NII in order to examine if a beneficiary is “rightful” are closely connected to the “center of life” criteria, upon which Palestinian Jerusalemites must prove that their center of life is Jerusalem. Failing to do so results in the revocation of their “permanent residency” and their displacement from their city and away from their families. Read more


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