After Hesitation, Iraq Election Ban is Reinstated

By Shubra Ohri On February 13th, Iraqi officials confirmed the decision by the Iraqi Justice and Accountability Commission to ban more than 500 individuals from participating in the March 7th elections. This decisions quickly undermined the hope for free and…

Gaza Caged

  On January 20, 2010, the UN Aid and Association for International Development Agencies called for the immediate opening of Gaza’s borders in light of the escalating health and environmental crisis that threatens the area. In direct contravention to this…

Israel Denies Work Visas to International NGOs

International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) that work in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) have come to an impasse with the Israeli government. Over one year ago, the Israeli government began making changes to the process of granting work visas to INGO…