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Newsletter - July 2020

At the end of June 2020, there were 151 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 81% of children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Also in this issue: Record proportion of children forcibly transferred and/or unlawfully detained; Israel draws up secret list of potential war crimes suspects; report of the Special Rapporteur; and testimonies from a child and a soldier.

MCW Annual Report (June 2020)
This report considers developments relating to the arrest and detention of children by the Israeli military in the West Bank in 2019 and 2020. In addition to reviewing relevant legal and procedural changes the report considers the findings from 100 testimonies obtained from children detained during 2019. The report also considers the forcible transfer and unlawful detention of children outside the West Bank.
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.