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UK Parliamentary debate: Military Detention of Palestinian Children by Israeli Authorities

[13 February 2018] - On 7 February 2018, the UK Parliament debated the military detention of Palestinian children by Israeli authorities (video/transcript). This is the second time in two years that the issue has been debated in the UK Parliament, the first debate occurring on 6 January 2016. The motion was moved by Sarah Champion MP (Labour) who has visited the region on two occasions and attended hearings in Ofer military court, near Jerusalem.

Third anniversary of ICC prosecutor initiating a preliminary examination

[31 January 2018] - January marked the third anniversary since the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court announced the opening of a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine following its accession to the Rome Statute in 2015.

Motion in UK Parliament on the military detention of Palestinian children

That this House notes with concern that hundreds of Palestinian children continue to be arrested, detained and tried in Israeli military courts, despite the practice involving widespread and systematic violations of international law and being widely condemned.

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court issues her annual Report on Preliminary Examination Activities (2017)

[19 December 2017] - On 4 December 2017 the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Mrs Fatou Bensouda, published her annual Report on the current status of each of the 10 situations under preliminary examination for possible investigation, including Palestine.

Reported Ill-Treatment - Update (Nov 2017)

[27 November 2017] - Recent evidence suggests that in spite of the military authority's co-operation with UNICEF regarding the implementation of the UN agency's recommendations and numerous developments during the past four-and-a-half years, there has been no appreciable reduction in the level of reported ill-treatment.

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