BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights is an independent, human rights non-profit organization committed to defend and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons. Our vision, mission, programs and relationships are defined by our Palestinian identity and the principles of international humanitarian and human rights law. We seek to advance the individual and collective rights of the Palestinian people on this basis.
Established in 1998, BADIL is registered with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior; legally owned by a General Assembly and administered by 9 elected Board members. BADIL holds special consultative status with UN since 2006. BADIL believes that the only feasible and durable solution is one that is based on rights and justice; derived from international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law, the principles of justice, and the best practices of states. BADIL is unique in its comprehensive approach and legal analysis which is not restricted to a particular period of time or to a specific geographic location. BADIL’s work falls within four specialized units: Legal & International Advocacy, Research & Documentation, and Community Mobilization.