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Friday, 15 June 2012

The Council for European Palestinian Relations - CEPR

The Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR)is an independent not-for-profit organisation which has been established to promote dialogue and understanding between European, Palestinian and Arab parliamentarians and policy-makers.  It seeks a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on justice and the restoration of Palestinian rights in accordance with international humanitarian and human rights law.

Aims and Values
  • Peace based on justice and the restitution of Palestinian rights
  • Respect for international law, the United Nations Charter, UN Resolutions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • A more robust EU foreign policy to the Occupied Palestinian Territories that will promote and defend Palestinian rights and self-determination
  • Inter-governmental dialogue to facilitate diplomacy and a greater understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Our Mission
  • To strengthen European-Palestinian relations and provide greater understanding of Palestinian issues for legislators and policy-makers
  • Develop Europe's role in promoting and defending Palestinian rights
  • Facilitate parliamentary delegations and dialogue between governments and policy-makers across Europe and the Arab world
  • Produce accurate, up-to-the-minute research and reports to highlight the situation confronting Palestinians.

Our Work
The CEPR organises delegations of European parliamentarians and policy-makers to visit the Occupied Palestinian Territories and neighbouring countries which host Palestinian refugees.  This enables delegates to witness at first-hand the situation confronting Palestinians and to gather information so that they can pursue policy changes from an informed and evidence-based perspective.
The CEPR is funded by individual donations from around the world in compliance with Belgian and UK legal requirements.  It does not accept funds from any individuals or bodies whose objectives are inimical to the interests of peace and justice.

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