|US State Department human rights report (April 2011)|
This report covers human rights abuses in 2010. Reports indicate that Israeli authorities routinely arrested minors at checkpoints, on the street, at night, and in early morning house raids, and transfer them to one of eight detention facilities for interrogation. In most cases authorities reportedly failed to inform parents where their children would be taken. Reports also indicate torture and abuse of minors to coerce confessions.
|UN Human Rights Committee - Concluding Observations (July 2010)|
In its Concluding Observations of Israel's periodic report under the Convention on Civil and Political Rights, the Committee recognised Israel's security concerns whilst stressing the need to respect human rights. The Committee expressed concern at allegations of torture of child detainees. The Committee recommended that children be given prompt access to a lawyer and all interrogations be audio-visually recorded.
|Breaking the Silence: Occupation of the Territories (2000-2010)|
This report contains testimonies from former Israeli soldiers describing various aspects of the army's military activities in the West Bank. On the topic of arrests the report states that: Over the course of the last decade, tens of thousands of Palestinians have been arrested in military operations conducted deep in Palestinian territory nearly every night. Soldiers' testimonies reveal the methods for carrying out such arrests.
|UN Committee against Torture - Concluding Observations (May 2009)|
In its Concluding Observations of Israel's periodic report under the Convention against Torture, the Committee noted that whilst there is a prevailing situation of unrest in the region under international law no exceptional circumstances whatsoever may be invoked as a justification of torture. The Committee recommended that interrogations be video recorded and children have early access to lawyers and family members.
|United Against Torture - Alternative Report to the UN Committee Against Torture (2008)|
This report was produced by a coalition of 14 Palestinian and Israeli organizations and focuses on Israel's compliance with its legal obligations under the UN Convention Against Torture (CAT). After considering the implementation of the Israeli Supreme Court's torture ruling, the report focuses on a number of issues including: acts of torture and the detention of minors.