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Evidence update: access to lawyers

[24 February 2021] – Under Israeli military law a detainee has the right to consult with a lawyer prior to interrogation. There are exceptions but generally these do not apply to children. A detainee must also be informed of this right prior to questioning. In 2006, Israel's Supreme Court confirmed that the right to promptly consult with a lawyer is a fundamental right. Regardless, for years the military authorities systematically denied children access to lawyers until after the interrogation process was concluded, and in many cases, coerced confessions were obtained.

Newsletter - February 2021
At the end of September 2020, there were 157 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 73% of children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.
ICC issues decision on territorial jurisdiction over Palestine
[5 February 20201] -Today, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court decided, by majority, that the Court's territorial jurisdiction extends to the territories occupied by Israel since 1967.
Evidence update: night arrests and summonses
[14 January 2021] – Each year Israeli soldiers conduct about 3,200 search and arrest operations in Palestinian communities in the West Bank.