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Australian Government claims legal privilege to question on Geneva IV

[19 December 2014] - In an extraordinary decision, the Abbott Government has claimed legal professional privilege in response to a question in parliament regarding the application of the Fourth Geneva Convention to the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. This apparent policy shift or ambiguity falls short of Australia's legal commitment "to respect and to ensure respect" for the Geneva Conventions and has the potential to endanger the safety and lives of Australian service men and women who may require the protections afforded by the Conventions in times of conflict.

Switzerland hosts Conference of Parties to Geneva IV
[December 2014] - Ten-point Declaration recalling applicable international humanitarian law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Testimony: A.R.S.
On 17 November 2014, a 15-year-old boy from Beit Ummar, in the West Bank, is arrested by Israeli soldiers and accused of throwing stones. He is released 17 days later without charge.
MPs seek further clarification from G4S
[December 2014] MPs seek further clarification from G4S regarding the unlawful detention of Palestinians inside Israel.