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MCW Newsletter - April 2022

At the end of March 2022, there were 134 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 67% of children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Geneva IV and the Rome Statute of the ICC. Also in this issue: US State Department's Country Report on Human Rights; Israel's Other Justice System has Rules of its Own (Haaretz); and a child's testimony.

US State Department Human Rights Report (2021)
[26 April 2022] - On 12 April 2022, the US State Department published its annual country report on human rights for 2021 (the Report).
Israel's Other Justice System Has Rules of Its Own
[Haaretz: 25 April 2025] - 12-year-olds can be jailed, four days can pass until a suspect sees a judge, hearings are held in a foreign language and laws change constantly. Inside Israel's military courts in the West Bank
The UNICEF Report - 9 years on
[31 March 2022] – In 2013 UNICEF published the report - Children in Israeli Military Detention – following a review of Israel's military detention system including over 400 affidavits.