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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

MCW progress report: children in military custody - 2 years on (September 2014)

This report reviews progress made in implementing the 40 recommendations contained in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office funded report - Children in Military Custody - prepared by a delegation of leading UK lawyers in 2012. Two years on, MCW concludes that just 2 of the UK report's 40 recommendations have been substantially implemented - or 5 per cent.

Children in Israeli military detention: MCW progress report - 12 months on (March 2014)

This report reviews progress made in implementing the 38 recommendations made by UNICEF in the report - Children in Israeli Military Detention. One year on, MCW concludes that although there have been a number of key changes in the system in recent years, 87 per cent of UNICEF's recommendations remain un-implemented and ill-treatment still appears to be "widespread, systematic and institutionalised".

Children in military custody - progress report - 18 months on (December 2013)

This report reviews progress made in implementing the 40 recommendations contained in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office funded report - Children in Military Custody - prepared by a delegation of leading UK lawyers in 2012. The UK report found breaches of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Fourth Geneva Convention. Eighteen months on, MCW reviews progress.

UN submission - two boys, two laws: the discriminatory application of law in the West Bank (September 2013)

This submission highlights the discriminatory application of law in the West Bank. The legal foundation for the report is based on the principle that no state is permitted to discriminate between those over whom it exercises penal jurisdiction based on race or national identity. In spite of this principle, Palestinians living in the West Bank are subject to Israeli military law, whereas civilian law is applied to Israeli settlers.


    
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