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Comparative Graph - Issues of Concern (latest evidence)

[20 February 2017] - As part of MCW's monitoring programme, 13 issues of concern relating to the treatment of children in detention are tracked by reference to recent evidence. Some points to note from the most recent update include: 52% of children report being detained at night; summonses in lieu of night arrests are being used in just 1% of cases; 78% of children report being transferred on the floor of military vehicles; only 13% of children report being informed of their right to silence; 9% of children were permitted to consult with a lawyer prior to interrogation; and 59% of children report some form of physical abuse.

Norwegian Ambassador responds to unlawful transfer question

[February 2017] - On 8 December 2015, MCW wrote to Norway's Ambassador to Israel, Mr. Jon Hanssen-Baur about Norway's legal obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention.

UN Security Council resolution 2334 (2016)

[December 2016] - On 23 December the UN Security Council reaffirmed that Israel’s establishment of settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 have no legal validity.

Notification upon arrest - update

[October 2016] – Since 1967 a re-occurring criticism of the Israeli military's conduct in the West Bank focused on the manner in which children were being arrested in pre-planned raids on their homes.

Pilot programme to limit night arrests - update

[22 September 2016] - Following widespread criticism of the use of night raids to arrest children in the West Bank, the military authorities announced in February 2014, the introduction of a pilot programme.


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