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ICC requests Prosecutor to re-open Mavi Marmara investigation

[22 July 2015] - On 16 July 2015, the International Criminal Court (ICC) handed down a judgment in an appeal relating to a decision of the Prosecutor not to initiate an investigation into the Mavi Marmara incident. By a majority of 2 to 1, the Court requested that the Prosecutor re-open the investigation into the incident in which 10 people were killed and 55 injured. Although technical in nature, this decision potentially broadens the scope of issues relating to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict that may become the subject of investigation by the Prosecutor and confirms that it is almost inevitable that issues such as the forcible transfer of civilians and prisoners in and out of occupied territory will come under official investigation at some point in time.

Newsletter - June 2015
At the end of May 2015, there were 163 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 50% of these children were detained inside Israel in violation of Article 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention.
200 cases submitted to UN linking settlements and detention
[June 2015] - MCW submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Testimony: S.A.Z.
On 31 May 2015, a 15-year-old shepherd and his uncle are detained by Israeli soldiers near a settlement and released without charge or explanation 12 hours later.