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International Court of Justice to consider legality of occupation

[10 January 2023] – On 30 December 2022, the UN General Assembly voted in favour of submitting a request for an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legality of Israel's 55-year occupation of Palestinian territory. At a time of war in Europe, it is of concern that 26 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and the United States voted to appose legal accountability.

Military courts ban outside observation of minors

[15 December 2022] – Prior to the Covid Pandemic, public access to hearings involving minors in the military courts was generally permitted, subject to the consent of the child's parents.

1,000 testimonies and counting

[14 November 2022] - Since UNICEF concluded nearly 10 years ago that the ill-treatment of children held in Israeli military detention "appears to be widespread, systematic and instutionalized", Military Court Watch (MCW) has collected over 1,000 testimonies from detained minors.

Evidence update: Documentation in Hebrew

[10 October 2022] – In 2013, following an extensive review of the treatment of children held in Israeli military detention, UNICEF found evidence indicating that Palestinian children and their parents were frequently presented with documentation written in Hebrew by Israeli military authorities.

Evidence update: reports of physical violence at all-time highs

[8 September 2022] – In 2013, following an extensive review of the treatment of children held in Israeli military detention, UNICEF concluded that the: "ill-treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system appears to be widespread, systematic and instutionalized."


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