A field visit to the area of ​​Jouraat al-Khail in the Southern West Bank

Jouraat al-Khail is under constant threat of the house demolition and settlement expansion policies. In 2016, eight houses were demolished, resulting in the displacement of more than 70 people, including…

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Protecting and Restoring Residency Status for Palestinians from Jerusalem?

Following the 1967 occupation of East Jerusalem, Israel illegally annexed East Jerusalem but did not grant citizenship to its Palestinian population. Instead, Palestinian Jerusalemites were given the…

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St. Yves Participates in an Agriculture Volunteering Activity in Solidarity with Jub Al Dhib ‎School ‎

The Society of St. Yves- Catholic Center for Human Rights, represented by members of its staff, and in cooperation with ‎the Colonization and Wall Commission, participated in a volunteer activity…

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Academic Round Table Event: Israel's Taxation on the Church in Jerusalem

The Society of St. Yves - Catholic Center for Human Rights, and the Community Action Center- Al Quds University, held a joint rountable event in Al-Quds University Public Library to discuss Jerusalem’s…

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Diplomatic Brief: Emboldening Full Annexation: Three Months Since Trump's Declaration on Jerusalem

Seven Palestinian human rights organizations held a diplomatic briefing entitled "Emboldening Full Annexation: Three Months Since Trump's Declaration on Jerusalem" on March 7th, 2018,…

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UN Human Rights Council’s 37th Session: St. Yves Raises Serious Concern Over Latest Israeli Legislative Trends

The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights participated in the 37th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council that took place this March in Geneva, between February…

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Marking 50 years of occupation

St. Yves launches its short movie “From Shelter to Rubble: 50 Years of House Demolitions”

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About Us

The Society of St. Yves is a Catholic human rights organization working under the patronage of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem. It was founded in 1991 by the former Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, Michel Sabbah, to help "the poor and the oppressed" according to the social doctrine of the Catholic Church. St. Yves provides gratis legal assistance, counsel…

Mission Statement

The Society of St. Yves is the Catholic Center for Human Rights of the Latin Patriarchate in the Holy Land. It provides legal aid to the needy, oppressed and marginalized and tries to raise the awareness of human and civil rights in the society. The Society of St. Yves believes that every human being is created in the image of God and the dignity and rights of everybody are God…