New York – Friday February 3rd
The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) met with Human Rights Watch in their office at the Empire State Building in New York to discuss possible future collaborations.
PRC’s Researcher / Advocacy Coordinator Pietro Stefanini met with Omar Shakir, HRW’s Israel and Palestine Country Director, Middle East and North Africa Division.
The discussion started with introductory remarks where each organisation introduced their agenda and their goals for 2017. Shakir expressed keen interest in collaborating on future research in regards to Palestinian refugees residing inside the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Stefanini briefed Mr. Shakir on the latest developments regarding Palestinian refugees, especially those fleeing the conflict in Syria. Future collaborations and advocacy engagements were also discussed ahead of the next Human Rights Council in Geneva.
The PRC welcomes Human Rights Watch interest in working together on issues related to Palestinian refugees.