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Source: Amnesty International
10 December 2006

Open Letter from Amnesty International's Secretary General to European Union leaders on human rights crisis in Israel and the Occupied Territories

Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan today called on European Union Heads of State and Government to urgently address the downward spiral of human rights abuses in Israel and the Occupied Territories.

In an open letter published on International Human Rights Day and ahead of next week's meeting of the European Council (15 December), Irene Khan made a series of concrete recomendations including the deployment of international human rights monitors to the region.

Irene Khan is currently leading an Amnesty International mission to Israel and the Occupied Territories during which she has discussed human rights concerns with government officials and members of civil society. The letter's recommendations are elaborated on in a briefing also published today,
Israel and the Occupied Territories - Road to nowhere.

Amnesty International's recommendations include:

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