St. Yves Launches its Short Animated Movie “Preserving and Reinstating Residency Status in Jerusalem”
The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights, in cooperation with Embrace, launched its short animated movie “Preserving and Reinstating Residency Status in Jerusalem”…
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…
St. Yves Registers 6 Palestinian Children at the Israeli Ministry of Interior after a Legal Battle that Lasted a Decade
Ever since the illegal annexation of Jerusalem in 1967, Israel maintained policies that aim at diminishing the Palestinian existence in the city. The main tools put into practice by Israeli authorities…
Submission to the Universal Periodic Review – Israel Human Right Council UPR Working Group 29th Session, January 2018 50 Years of Forcible Transfer of Palestinians from Occupied East Jerusalem
2017-07-17            Submitting Organizations This is a joint submission by Community Action Center (Al-Quds University), Al-Haq, and the Society of St. Yves, four civil…
Residency Revocation: Israel’s Forcible Transfer of Palestinians from Jerusalem
About the Initiative Seven Palestinian organizations (CAC-Al-Quds University, JLAC, the Society of St. Yves, Al-Haq, BADIL, the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem and Al-Shabaka) collaborated…
British Consulate General Dr. Alastair McPhail visits Wadi Al Hummus
The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights, in cooperation with the Norwegian Refugee Council accompanied the British Consulate General, headed by Consul General, Dr. Alastair McPhail…
British Deputy Consul General Mr. James Downer visits Al Tur and Silwan
The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights, in cooperation with the Norwegian Refugee Council accompanied the British Consulate General, headed by Deputy Consul General, Mr. James…
St. Yves unifies a Palestinian family after years of dispersion
A wide range of policies and legal frameworks were set by the Israelis to discriminate against Palestinians and created to hinder family unification procedures. In 2003 the situation deteriorated: all…
St. Yves’ Appeals against an Administrative Demolition Order of an ancient Building in Jerusalem and annuls it
The policy of home demolitions has been one of the most protuberant measures taken by Israel since its occupation of the West Bank in 1967 and especially in Jerusalem. This policy has been based on various…
St. Yves Annuls a Security Ban Order on a Palestinian Citizen Holding a Family Unification Permit
Freedom of movement is a universal right to every human being. Everyone has the right to leave any country including his own, and has the right to return to his country. Furthermore everybody has the…
The Israeli National Insurance Institute: a Major Actor in Displacing Palestinians from Jerusalem
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…
Israeli Collective Punishment Measures Suffocate Jerusalem When Palestinian, everyone pays the price
Since the escalation of events in October 2015, and the wave of violence and instability witnessed especially in East Jerusalem, Israeli authorities have expanded the use of extreme punitive measures…
Conference: The Impacts of Collective Punishment Measures on Palestinian Women in Occupied East Jerusalem
Six Palestinian civil society organizations: St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights, CAC- Al-Quds University, JLAC, Al-Haq, BADIL and the Civic Coalition) held a briefing session yesterday…
Living Under Israeli Policies of Colonization in Jerusalem
Six Palestinian civil society organizations (CAC- Al-Quds University, JLAC, the Society of St. Yves, Al-Haq, BADIL and al-Shabaka) collaborated with Visualizing Palestine to create a series of visuals…
St. Yves Obtains a Temporary Jerusalem ID for a Jerusalemite Citizen After Years of Deliberate Postponement by the Israeli Ministry of Interior
The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights was able to obtain a temporary Jerusalem ID for “N.A.N”, a woman who holds a West Bank ID married to a Jerusalemite citizen,…
St. Yves Halts Legal Procedures Against a Jerusalemite Accused of Building Without Permit
The Jerusalemite citizen approached St. Yves in 2013 as soon as the Jerusalem District Court brought an indictment against him, seeking legal assistance and intervention. The accusation was for building…
St. Yves Demands the Israeli Ministry of Interior to Reimburse Discriminatory Parking Fines in East Jerusalem
The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights filed a class action against the Israeli Municipality of Interior (MOI) demanding it to return the sums of money illegally collected through…
St. Yves Annuls a House Demolition Order in Jerusalem issued by the Israeli Ministry of Interior
The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights cancelled on the 23rd of November 2016,  A.K’s house demolition order issued by the Israeli Ministry of Interior in Al-Sawahreh…
St. Yves warns against “Settlement Legalisation” Bill
The Israeli Knesset approved the initial reading of the “illegal settlement legalization” bill in the West Bank presented by the Israeli right-wing lawmakers on the 16th of November 2016.…
The Society of St. Yves - Catholic Center for Human Rights Film: “Right to Exist?!”
The short movie “Right to Exist?!” reflects the issue of Residency in Jerusalem and the struggle of Jerusalemites in particular those married to Palestinian ID holders due to multiple Israeli…
St. Yves launches “Right to exist?!” film
The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights held a film launching event for its short movie entitled “Right to exist?!” at Yabous Cultural Centre, in Jerusalem. The launching…
St. Yves Obtains Family Unification for a Jerusalemite Family and the Court of the Israeli Ministry of Interior for Unjustified Delay
The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights obtained a family unification permit for “J.A”, a 33 year old woman holding a Palestinian ID, after the Israeli Ministry of…
St. Yves Registers 7 Children of the Same Family at the Israeli Ministry of Interior
The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights registered 7 children of the same family at the Israeli Ministry of Interior after a struggle that lasted for more than 16 years. “M.R”…
St. Yves Demands the Israeli Ministry of Health to Cancel Discriminatory Health Insurance Payment Imposed on Palestinians Holding a Family Unification Permit
The Israeli Ministry of Health issued regulations on the 1st of August 2016, allowing Palestinians holding family unification permits to access health services with the condition of making a retroactive…
St. Yves Observes an Alarming Trend in Demolitions Israeli Authorities Demolish Eight Houses in S’eir/ Hebron
The Israeli forces demolished 8 houses and 2 barns on the morning of Tuesday 16th of august 2016, belonging to the “Shaladah” family in “Joret al Kheil” area in S’eir, near…
St. Yves Prevents the Demolition of a Jerusalemite Family’s House
The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights succeeded in preventing the demolition of a Jerusalemite family’s house, by submitting an urgent request to halt the demolition before…
Punitive Residency Revocation: The most recent tool of forcible transfer
Five Palestinian human rights organizations, including St. Yves, published a brochure addressing collective punishment as means of forcible transfer practiced by the Israeli authorities against Palestinians…
“The Right of People with Disabilities to Accessibility” Campaign
Improving the living conditions of people with disabilities in EJ Jerusalem, 14.4.2016 Society of St. Yves – Jaffa Gate The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights, in partnership…
Diplomatic Briefing: Punitive residency revocation: the most recent tool of forcible transfer in Jerusalem
A call for the International Community to put pressure on Israel to stop its illegal punitive residency revocation policy Six Palestinian human rights organizations (Al-Quds University's Community…
Newly Adopted Law to Withhold the Bodies of Palestinians Killed Breaches ‎International Law, Must be Repealed ‎
On 7 March 2018, the Israeli Parliament passed a new amendment to the Israeli Counterterrorism Law (Amendment No. 3 2018), granting Israeli police the power to withhold the bodies of Palestinians killed…
Amendment to Entry into Israel Law Granting Israeli Minister of Interior Power to Revoke Residency Status of Palestinians in Jerusalem for "Breach of Allegiance"
  This bill is an integration of the following two bills:- Bill for the Entry into Israel Law (Amendment No. 31) (Cancellation of the Permanent Residence Permit) of 2018 [5778], on behalf of the…
Punitive Residency Revocation: the Most Recent Tool of Forcible Transfer - Statement
    On 7 March 2018, the Israeli Parliament passed an amendment to the Entry into Israel Law which allows the Israeli Minister of Interior to revoke the permanent residency status from Palestinian…
UN Human Rights Council’s 37th Session: St. Yves Raises Serious Concern Over Latest Laws and Bills in Israel’s Parliament Aimed at the Forcible Transfer of Palestinians
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 26-…
Diplomatic Brief: Emboldening Full Annexation: Three Months Since Trump's Declaration on Jerusalem
Seven Palestinian human rights organizations (St. Yves- Catholic Center for Human Rights, Al-Haq, Badil, Community Action Center- Al Quds University, Jerusalem Legal Aid Center, CCPRJ and Addameer) held…
Israel’s Occupation Threatens Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem
On 25 February 2018, the Patriarchs and Heads of Local Churches in Jerusalem announced the closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem as a measure of protest against Israel’s deliberate…
In Response to St. Yves Demand: Israeli Ministry of Interior Undertakes to Make Improvements on Condition of Services for Palestinians in Jerusalem
The Society of St. Yves - Catholic Center for Human Rights submitted a demand to the Israeli Ministry of Interior, calling on it to implement immediate improvements on the humiliating and dysfunctional…
Human Rights Organisations and Civil Society Call on the International Community to Take Immediate Action to Stop the Relocation of Foreign Embassies to Jerusalem, Respect International Law
The United States (U.S.) has historically adopted a policy of support for Israel and its occupation. This policy was further consolidated in the announcement made on 6 December 2017 by the U.S. President…
Enough is Enough: 95 Civil Society Organizations Call On the Human Rights Council to Urgently Launch a ‘Commission of Inquiry’ to Investigate Violence Against Protesters in Palestine
In light of the recent mass killing of civilians in occupied Palestine, the undersigned 95 organizations call on the UN Human Rights Council to urgently launch an independent investigation into violations…
JLAC, St. Yves file motion against new Israeli military order
The Society of St. Yves and the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC) demanded Israeli authorities immediately revoke the new military order that paves the way for mass demolition of Palestinian-owned…
Campaign: Preserving and Restoring Jerusalem Residency Rights
The Society of St. Yves - Catholic Centre for Human Rights, in cooperation with Embrace the Middle East, concluded its campaign “Preserving and Restoring Residency Rights in Jerusalem”, aimed…
Temporary Freeze of New Military Order Escalating Demolitions in Areas C
The Society of St. Yves- Catholic Center for Human Rights, the Jerusalem Legal Aid Center, the Comission Against the Wall and Settlements and Haqel succeeded in obtaining a temporary freeze on the…
Field Briefing: EAPPI Team Visits Cremisan
The society of St. Yves Catholic Center for Human Rights accompanied a delegation from the EAPPI Program on a field trip to Cremisan and Beir Onah, to brief them on Israeli policies of settlement expansion…
Area ( C ): Between home demolitions and settlements and injustice (case study)
Case study: Kherbet Shushehla    Kherbet Shushehla lies to the south of Al Khader city in Bethlehem district, and houses dozens of residential homes, old wells, a mill, a cemetery dating back…
Pushing Annexation Through Legislation
Since its occupation of Palestine in 1967, Israel has created and maintained policies through its military regime that assert its full control of Palestinian lands and population, throughout the occupied…
Submission to The UN HRC in its 39th Regular Session: "Israel’s Recent Codification of Racism against Palestinians and Escalation of its Annexation of the oPt Require Human Rights Council Engagement to Uphold an Effective Agenda Item 7"
Human Rights Council Thirty-ninth session 10-28 September 2018 Agenda item 7 Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories Joint written statemen submitted by Al-Haq, Law in…
New Short Movie: "The Jerusalem Closure Policy: Separating Nativity From Resurrection"
The short movie address the Jerusalem closure policy and its associated arbitrary system of closures, chechpoints and permits, and how it has hindrered not only Palestinians' right to move freely…
St. Yves Participates in the 39th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council
The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights participated in the 39th regular session of the Human Rights Council that took place in Geneva, (September 10th and 29th, 2018). St. Yves…
St.Yves launched the Legal Clinic for the Rights of People With Disabilities in East Jerusalem
The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights, in cooperation with the Arab Society of the Physically Disabled, launched the Legal Clinic for the Rights of People With Disabilities…
St. Yves welcomed a delegation of French human rights activists
The Society of St. Yves - Catholic Center for Human Rights welcomed a delegation of French human rights activists in coordination with Diwan Voyage for Alternative Tourism. Mr. Raed Halabi, head of the…
UN officials call on Israeli authorities to halt plans for demolitions in Sur Bahir
Statement by Mr. Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Ms. Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and Mr. James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian territory) We…
Position on the “Israeli government Annexation Policy” 
The Society of St. Yves - Catholic Center for Human Right is working under the patronage of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem. Founded in 1991 by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem and the Holy Land,…

His Beatitude Fouad Twal

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Ms. Claudette Habash

Director of Caritas Jerusalem/ Member

Mr. Hanna Saadeh

Senior Manager National Insurance Institute East Jerusalem/ Member

Adv. Haitham Al-Khateeb

Head of the Legal Department

Janet Rofa

Head of Beneficiary Intake Department