European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the case of Human Rights Watch director Omar Shakir

Brussels, 11/11/2019 - 10:45, UNIQUE ID: 191111_7
Statements by the Spokesperson


The Israeli Supreme Court upheld the government’s decision to revoke the work visa of US citizen Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch. Support for human rights defenders is an integral part of the European Union's policy on human rights. The EU stands firm in protecting freedom of expression and freedom of association and calls on the Israeli Government to reverse its decision on revoking the work visa of Omar Shakir.