Ref: 60/2015

On Monday, 16 November 2015, the General Assembly of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) held its ordinary annual meeting in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of National Economy and Ms. Deema al-Shawa, Director General of Corporation Monitoring and Audit. The meeting was headed by Dr. Riyadh al-Za’noun, Chairman of the Board of Directors (BoD), and attended by BoD members; Raji Sourani, PCHR’s Director; and members of the General Assembly.

The General Assembly includes Dr. Riyadh al-Za’noun, lawyer Raji Sourani, Ms. Nadya Abu Nahla, Mr. Hashem al-Thalathini, Mr. Essa Saba; lawyer Eyad al-Alami, Mr. Hamdi Shaqoura, Mr. Jaber Weshah, Ms. Mona al-Shawa, Ms. Ibtisam Zaqout, and Dr. Tareq Abdul Shafi.

The General Assembly dedicated its annual meeting to address and approve the 2014 administrative report, 2014 financial report and 2014 auditor’s report and to select an auditor for 2015. Moreover, the BoD was absolved and a new BoD to be elected.

The administrative report presented by the BoD, PCHR’s financial report and auditor’s report presented by the audit company were approved by the General Assembly. Furthermore, the General Assembly agreed on Ernst and Young as the auditor for 2015. Following the absolving of the BoD, the Chairman and members presented their resignation. Elections for the membership of the new BoD were held, and following are the elected members:

  1. Riyadh Deeb al-Za’noun;
  2. Lawyer Raji Sourani;
  3. Nadya Yusef Abu Nahla;
  4. Hashem Mohammed al-Thalathini; and
  5. Essa Mousa Saba.

The BoD then held a special session to entrust positions, during which Dr. Riyadh al-Za’noun was elected as the BoD Chairman and lawyer Raji Sourani was elected as vice-chairman.

This annual meeting coincided with the 20th anniversary of the establishment of PCHR.