|UN Secretary-General's Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict (April 2016)|
This report highlights global trends regarding the impact of armed conflict on children in 20 locations, including Israel and Palestine. In 2015 there was an increase in the number of Palestinian children arrested and detained by Israeli forces and prosecuted by juvenile military courts in the West Bank. A worrisome development was the recommencement of administrative detention of children.
|US State Department - human rights report (April 2016)|
This report covers human rights abuses during 2015. After referring to UNICEF's 2013 finding that ill-treatment of children held in Israeli military detention appears to be "widespread, systematic and institutionalised", the State Department referred to recent reports indicating that 61 per cent of minors continue to report being subjected to physical violence and 96 per cent are denied timely access to a lawyer.
|UN submission: children in military detention (March 2016)|
This submission reviews recent developments in the military courts as well as analysing 163 testimonies collected from children detained by the Israeli military in 2015. The submission concludes that despite a number of changes to the system, UNICEF's 2013 finding that "the ill-treatment of children who come in contact with the military detention system appears to be widespread, systematic and institulionised" still applies.
|US State Department - human rights report (June 2015)|
This report covers human rights abuses during 2014. The report notes that Israeli authorities continue to apply two distinct legal systems in the West Bank, one military and one civilian, depending on whether the individual is Palestinian or an Israeli settler. For Palestinians prosecuted in the military court system, the State Department notes that the conviction rate remains above 99 percent.
|UN Secretary-General's Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict (June 2015)|
This report highlights global trends regarding the impact of armed conflict on children in 23 locations, including Israel and Palestine. In 2014, the UN documented 122 cases of children from the West Bank detained by Israeli forces in which they stated they had been subjected to ill-treatment, such as beatings, hit with sticks, blindfolded, kicked and subjected to verbal abuse and threats of sexual violence.
|MCW progress report (April 2015)|
This report reviews developments in the treatment of children in military detention since UNICEF concluded that "ill-treatment appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalised" in 2013. The report reviews 185 testimonies and focuses on developments in the past 6 months. Although there has been some official activity including military law amendments, there has been little substantive improvement.