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Annual report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict

[29 August 2019] – On 20 June 2019, the UN released the Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict. The report highlights global trends regarding the impact of armed conflict on children in 15 locations currently on the agenda of the Security Council, including Israel and Palestine. The report covers the period January to December 2018.

UK lawyers' report - 7-years on

[26 June 2019] - This month marks 7 years since a delegation of UK lawyers reviewed the treatment of Palestinian children under Israeli military law and published their findings and recommendations. The Foreign Office funded report found undisputed evidence of violations of international law.

Annexation is a flagrant violation of international law, says UN human rights expert

[20 June 2019] - Recent statements by senior Israeli political leaders and US diplomats in support of the annexation of parts or all of the occupied West Bank by Israel fly in the face of the absolute prohibition against the annexation of occupied territories, a UN human rights expert said today.

Army's top lawyer says ICC has no jurisdiction

[28 May 2019] - Top Israeli military lawyer says Israel is a law-abiding country, with an independent and strong judicial system, and there is no reason for its actions to be scrutinized by the ICC. While these comments were largely confined to border demonstrations, they appear to understate the potential for legal exposure.

US State Department - Human Rights Report (March 2019)

[31 March 2019] - This report covers human rights during 2018. The report refers to the findings from 400 testimonies collected from children detained by the Israeli military which confirmed the widespread use of blindfolds, hand ties, physical abuse and threats. The body of evidence tends to confirm that ill-treatment remains widespread.

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