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Evidence update: hand ties

In 2010, lawyers for the State informed the Supreme Court that new regulations relating to the use of hand ties had been introduced preventing pain and injury. However, evidence collected by MCW indicates that the use of hand restraints, predominantly plastic ties, is as prevalent today as ever and the regulations introduced in 2010 continue to be ignored.

UK lawyers' report: 8-years on

[24 June 2020] - This month marks 8 years since a delegation of UK lawyers reviewed the treatment of Palestinian children under Israeli military law and published their findings and recommendations.

Annual Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict

[21 June 2020] – On 15 June 2020, the UN released the Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict.

US State Department: Human Rights Report (2020)

[24 March 2020] – On 11 March 2020, the US State Department published its annual country report on human rights for 2019. The Report is mandated by Congress and documents human rights conditions in nearly 200 countries and territories. Staff in US embassies around the world compile the information contained in the Report.

Coronavirus update

[23 March 2020] – On 5 March 2020, the Israeli military authorities in the West Bank announced new measures in response to the Corona Virus. These measures include: a reduction in the number of court hearings; court hearings via video link; and restrictions of family visits.

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