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Profile of registrant

BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights

Identification number in the register: 81475328830-82
Registration date: 05/06/12 11:05:52

The information on this organisation was last modified on 09/05/13 12:41:18
The date of the last annual update was 09/05/13 12:41:18


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
Acronym: BADIL
Legal status: non-government organization
Website address: http://www.badil.org/

Sections

Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Najwa Darwish
Position: director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Nidal Al Azza
Position: Resource, Research and Legal Advocacy Unit Coordinator

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1 Karkafa Street 
P.O. box: 728
Bethlehem 972
PALESTINIAN OCCUPIED TERRITORY
Telephone number: (+9722) 2777086
Fax number: (+9722) 2747346
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: BADIL is a not for profit organization, and does not carry a specific partisan, religious, or ethnic identity. BADIL is concerned with the Palestinian refugee issue as a central issue of the Palestinian national struggle. BADIL works for the implementation of Palestinian Residency and refugee rights as enshrined in international law, and UN Resolutions and conventions. It is legally owned by a General Assembly which is composed of Palestinian activists and human rights defenders.
Vision: BADIL is guided by a firm commitment to the principles of international law, in particular International Human Rights Law, including a role for the people in bringing about social and political change for freedom from racism, foreign occupation and colonial domination, and for self-determination.
Mission: To empower Palestinians, in particular refugees and IDPs, and assist local, regional and international actors to achieve a situation where international law and best practice are applied so that forcible displacement of Palestinians will end, and durable solutions and reparations for the displaced can be implemented.
The strategic plan is based upon three programs/pillars:
1. Building a consensus about the root causes of Palestinian ongoing displacement and dispossession
2. Building a consensus on a rights-based strategy based upon international law, relevant resolutions and principles of justice.
3. Building stronger civil society actions and campaigns to generate more political will among duty bearers to respect international law and protect the rights of the Palestinian people, including the right of return of refugees and IDPs.
The predominant cross-cutting theme of the strategic plan is awareness of, promotion of and realization of human rights, particularly the right of return; secondary cross-cutting themes are good governance and gender awareness and equality. Furthermore, each program is infused with internal and external components; that is to say that BADIL operates and implements its initiatives, projects, and activities on local, national, regional and international levels.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 12
Complementary information: BADIL organizational structure is comprised of two units and one support team. The support team, which facilitates the activities of the two units and handles the administrative affairs of the organization, is led by the Director and contains an accountant, administrative organizer, fundraiser*, secretary and receptionist. The Resource, Research and Legal Advocacy Unit is responsible for BADIL’s publications, research and intervention with duty bearers is comprised of a Unit Coordinator, Legal Advocacy Program Coordinator, Legal Research Program Coordinator*, Production Program Coordinator, Web Developer, Field Researcher*, Legal Researcher* and 3 legal advocacy consultants based in the US, Geneva and Brussels**. The Campaign for the Defense of Palestinian Refugee Rights Unit contains a Unit Coordinator, Networking and Advocacy Officer, Community Mobilization Officer* and an Outreach Organizer.
BADIL is managed institutional by the Executive Committee which is comprised of the Director and the two Unit Coordinators.
BADIL has a 44-member General Assemble and a 9-member Board of Directors elected every 2 years.

*Indicates positions that exist in the organogram but which have not been filled.
**BADIL intends to open a Brussels office in July 2013.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


None

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 12
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




BADIL has special consultancy status with the UN via ECOSOC.
BADIL is a member of the following networks/coalitions: International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA); Global Palestine Right of Return Coalition; Coordinating Network on Palestine (ICNP); Child Rights Information Network (CRIN); Habitat International Coalition (HIC); European Coordination Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP); Occupied Palestine and Golan Heights Advocacy Initiative (OPGAI); Palestinian Council for Human Rights Organizations (PCHRO); National Committee for the Nakba Commemoration (NCNC); Palestine Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC); and the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO). BADIL is also a member of the OCHA led Protection Cluster Working Group (PCWG) and the Displacement Working Group (DWG).

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 647,301
of which public financing: 637,138
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 637,138
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 10,163
- donations: 10,163
- contributions from members: 0
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.