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Military justice - Paying lip service to the rule of law

[July 2013] - On Monday, 15 July, an Israeli military court judge handed down a verdict in the case of a 15 year-old Palestinian boy accused of throwing stones at Israeli cars during a demonstration in the West Bank. Nery Ramati, a lawyer with Gaby Lasky and Partners, represented the boy in Ofer Military Court.

Is the UK Government fulfilling its obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention in respect to G4S?

[July 2013] – The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) recently published figures for the number of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons. These figures show that 88 percent of adults and 57 percent of Palestinian child detainees were transferred and detained in prison facilities located inside Israel at the end of May.

UK lawyers' report: one year on

[June 2013] - In 2012 a delegation of senior lawyers from the UK published a report reviewing the law and practice applicable to children prosecuted in the Israeli military court system. The Foreign Office funded report – Children in Military Custody – found undisputed evidence that the system violated international law in a number of respects.

UN Committee deeply concerned by the treatment of children held in Israeli military detention

[20 June 2013] – Following a review of Israel’s combined second, third and fourth periodic reports under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its Concluding Observations including recommendations.

New procedure for complaints against ISA interrogators

[11 June 2013] - The Israeli Ministry of Justice has announced that complaints made against Israeli Security Agency interrogators will no longer be conducted by a serving ISA employee. Since 2001, there have been 750 complaints without a single criminal investigation.


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