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Newsletter - August 2023

At the end of June 2023, there were 161 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 72% of children were unlawfully transferred to Israel in violation of the Geneva IV and the Rome Statute of the ICC. Also in this issue: Evidence update - threats to extract confessions; UK seeking to block ICJ decision on Israel's occupation of Palestine; and a child's testimony.

Evidence update: Threats to extract confessions
[31 August 2023] - Ten years ago UNICEF reported on the extensive use of threats to extract confessions from children held in Israeli military detention. In the absence of accountability, the practice has increased significantly during the intervening decade.
Administrative Detention of children at 15 year high
[30 June 2023] - According to the Israeli Prison Service, approximately a quarter of Palestinians detained by the Israeli military authorities are held without charge or trial under Administrative Detention orders. This number includes 18 children - the highest level for over 15 years.
UN Secretary General's Report on Children in Armed Conflict
[28 June 2023] - On 27 June 2023, the UN released the Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children in Armed Conflict. The report includes trends regarding the impact of armed conflict on children in 2022.