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UN Secretary-General's Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict

[July 2014] - On 1 July 2014, the UN Secretary-General's Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict was presented to the Security Council in New York. The report highlights global trends regarding the impact of armed conflict on children in 23 locations, including Israel and Palestine.

Night raids and summonses - Update

[June 2014] - In October 2013, UNICEF announced that the Israeli military authorities had agreed to introduce a pilot scheme to issue written summonses in lieu of arresting children at night in the West Bank. Israel's chief military prosecutor in the West Bank repeated this announcement in February 2014.

G4S announcement to continue involvement with unlawful detention for three years may amount to aggravating circumstance

[June 2014] - On 2 June 2014, G4S published a report on its website purporting to absolve itself of all moral and legal responsibility arising out of its commercial activities in Israel and Palestine. However three days later G4S announced that it will not be renewing its contract with the Israeli Prison Service when it expires in 2017.

Two academics absolve G4S of moral and legal responsibility

[June 2014] - On 2 June 2014, G4S published a document under the heading: "Human Rights Report of G4S Israel - Human Rights Report and Legal Opinion - Summary of Independent Review". G4S engaged two academics to prepare the report in advance of the company shareholders' meeting on 5 June 2014.

Further examination of G4S under OECD Guidelines

[June 2014] - On 22 May 2014, the UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) announced that it has decided to accept for further examination some of the issues raised in a complaint lodged against G4S.

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