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US State Department - Human rights report (April 2018)

[24 April 2018] – On 20 April 2018, the US State Department published its annual global report on human rights for 2017 (the Report).

US State Department applies different methodology in its Israel/Palestine human rights report

This is the first human rights report covering a full calendar year under the Trump Administration and its recently appointed ambassador to Israel, David Friedman. Two developments are worth noting.

Supreme Court hears petition seeking social welfare reports at remand hearings in the military courts

[5 April 2018] – On 7 March 2018, Israel’s Supreme Court handed down a decision in a petition seeking an order requiring the production of social welfare reports.

Canada responds to unlawful transfer question

[5 April 2018] – On 8 December 2015, MCW wrote to Canada’s then representative in Ramallah, Ms. Katherine Verrier-Fréchette, about Canada’s legal obligations under Article 146 of the Fourth Geneva Convention in relation to Israel’s policy of transferring Palestinian child detainees out of the West Bank.

Details emerge of UK offer to provide Israeli military authorities training on child detention

[5 April 2018] - In a recent debate in the UK parliament on the military detention of Palestinian children in the West Bank, the Foreign Office Minister, Alistair Burt, made reference to an offer made to the Israeli government to provide Metropolitan Police training around the detention of children.


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