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UN submission: Children in Israeli military detention (July 2016)

This submission reviews recent developments in the military courts as well as analysing 393 testimonies collected from children detained by the Israeli military since 2013. 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.

B'Tselem - The Occupation's Fig Leaf: Israel's Military Law Enforcement System as a Whitewash Mechanism (May 2016)

This report considers internal accountability mechanisms. Ever since B’Tselem was established more than 25 years ago, it has applied to the MAG Corps regarding hundreds of incidents in which Palestinians were harmed by soldiers, demanding the incidents be investigated. Since the second intifada began in late 2000, B’Tselem has demanded an investigation in 739 cases.

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 were 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.

ACRI: Arrests, interrogations and indictments of Palestinian minors in the Occupied Territories: Facts and figures for 2014 (February 2016)

This document compiles the key findings arising from police and military responses to Freedom of Information requests sent by ACRI concerning the arrests of Palestinian minors. This forms part of ACRI’s monitoring of the activities of the military rule in the Occupied Territories. The figures appearing herein relate only to the year 2014 and only to the West Bank Area.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Makarim Wibisono (January 2016)

This report includes a section on the detention of Palestinian children. With respect to the situation of child detainees, the Special Rapporteur expressed astonishment at the openly discriminatory approach signalled by the rejection by Israel of the following recommendation: take all steps necessary to ensure that Palestinian children in military custody receive the same level of care and rights as provided by Israeli criminal law.

UN submission: unlawful transfer and detention of protected persons outside the Occupied Palestinian Territory (November 2015)

This submission focuses on the policy of successive Israeli governments of forcibly transferring Palestinian prisoners from the occupied West Bank to prisons located inside Israel in violation of the Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (Fourth Geneva Convention) and the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court (Rome Statute).

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 submission - widespread, systematic and institutionalised abuse of minors in the West Bank (June 2015)

This submission analyses 200 testimonies of children held in military detention since 2013. The submission notes that ill-treatment still appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalised and notes a strong link between the detention of Palestinians in the West Bank and the policy of successive Israeli governments of encouraging its citizens to move to occupied territory in violation of international law.


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