The Director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Raji al-Sourani, along with the PCHR’s staff received a delegation of the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR), which is based in Cairo. The delegation included Alaa Shlaby, President of AOHR; Mohamed Radi, Executive Director; and Islam Abu al-Enein, program manager. The delegation was also accompanied by Amjad al-Shawa, Coordinator of Palestinian Non-governmental Organizations Network (PNGO) in Gaza, and Baker al-Turukmani, lawyer at the Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR).
Al-sourani welcomed the visitors and the meeting discussed developments to the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). The meeting further discussed the joint work between PCHR and AOHR, which has been going on for more than 25 years
Moreover, al-Sourani stressed the important role of AOHR in exposing the Israeli crimes and appreciated its role in the mission they came for to train the public prosecution and judges in the Gaza Strip.
Al-Sourani served as President of the Board of Trustees of the AOHR for two consecutive elections until 2018.
It should be noted that AOHR is the first regional organization formed in the Arab region and was founded in 1983.