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UN makes recommendations on child detainees

[November 2013] - On 1 November the UN Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) adopted a Report following their review of Israelís submission under the UPR human rights mechanism. According to the UN, the UPR is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States.

Complaint submitted in the UK against security company G4S

[November 2013] - On 18 November 2013, Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR) submitted a complaint to the UK National Contact Point (UK NCP) for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (Guidelines).

UNICEF data indicates deteriorating situation for child detainees

[November 2013] - In March 2013, UNICEF published the report Ė Children in Israeli Military Detention. In response to the report's findings, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel stated it would study the conclusions and work to implement the 38 recommendations through on-going cooperation with UNICEF.

UNICEF issues progress report

[October 2013] - On 14 October, UNICEF issued a statement reviewing progress made in implementing the 38 recommendations contained in the organisationís report on children held in Israeli military detention published in March 2013. The report found that ill-treatment appeared to be "widespread, systematic and institutionalized".

Two boys, two laws: The discriminatory application of law in the West Bank

[September 2013] - MCW has submitted a report highlighting how two legal systems are applied in the West Bank depending on race or national identity. The legal foundation for the report is based on the principle that no state is permitted to discriminate between those over whom it exercises penal jurisdiction based on race.

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