Our statement on Gaza: We express our solidarity and support to everyone affected by the ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in Gaza

As a legal charity working to defend and extend people’s rights in Scotland, we express our solidarity and support to everyone affected by the ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in Gaza. 

We call:

  • for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Gaza
  • on both Scottish and UK Governments to do all that they can to ensure that international human rights and humanitarian laws are upheld and respected by all parties
  • on both Governments to use their power and influence to ensure civilians are protected unequivocally and that humanitarian aid can reach people in Gaza

You can find our complete statement here: Our Statement

We are also supporting the petitionled by the Gaza Families Reunited campaign calling on the UK Government to urgently introduce a Gaza Family Scheme, allowing Palestinians in Gaza to reunite safely and quickly with their family members in the UK. You can learn more about the Gaza Families Reunited campaign below:

At JustRight Scotland, we work closely with many organisations, communities and individuals who share our belief in and commitment to building a better world, where everyone’s rights are a reality.

We invite our many friends and colleagues in Scotland to join in our calls, standing united in our support and solidarity with the people of Gaza.  


Resources

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