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State Department Human Rights Report (2022)

[26 March 2023] – On 20 March 2023, the US State Department published the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2022. As in previous years the Report highlights human rights violations by multiple actors in the region and considers the treatment of Palestinian children held in Israeli military detention.

Can the ICC retain legitimacy while selectively prosecuting the unlawful transfer of children?

[18 March 2023] – On 17 March 2023, the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "the Court) issued warrants for two Russians allegedly responsible for the war crime of the unlawful transfer of population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation. The alleged crimes were committed at least from February 2022.

Evidence update: Unlawful transfer

[7 March 2023] – According to data released by the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), 67 percent of Palestinian children detained by Israeli military forces in the occupied West Bank were unlawfully transferred out of the territory and detained inside Israel in 2022. The transfer of these children outside occupied territory is classified as a war crime.

Evidence updated: Night arrests and summonses

[9 February 2023] – Each year Israeli soldiers conduct between 3,500 - 4,500 search and arrest operations in Palestinian communities in the West Bank. This averages out at 10-12 operations each day. In over 80 percent of these cases the operations occur at night and involve the arrest of between 300-600 children annually.

International Court of Justice to consider legality of occupation

[10 January 2023] – On 30 December 2022, the UN General Assembly voted in favour of submitting a request for an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legality of Israel's 55-year occupation of Palestinian territory.

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