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Evidence update: right to silence

[30 April 2023] – The right to remain silent during interrogation and at trial gives effect to the principle that a suspect is presumed innocent and the onus of proving otherwise is on the authorities. A suspect is not obliged to prove or disprove facts or incriminate themselves.

The UNICEF Report - 10 years on

[30 March 2023] – Marking the 10th anniversary since UNICEF published the report - Children in Israeli Military Detention (2013). UNICEF concluded that: "the ill-treatment of children who come in contact with the military detention system appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalized throughout the process."

State Department Human Rights Report (2022)

[26 March 2023] – On 20 March 2023, the US State Department published the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2022. As in previous years the Report highlights human rights violations by multiple actors in the region and considers the treatment of Palestinian children held in Israeli military detention.

Can the ICC retain legitimacy while selectively prosecuting the unlawful transfer of children?

[18 March 2023] – On 17 March 2023, the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "the Court) issued warrants for two Russians allegedly responsible for the war crime of the unlawful transfer of population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation. The alleged crimes were committed at least from February 2022.

Evidence update: Unlawful transfer

[7 March 2023] – According to data released by the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), 67 percent of Palestinian children detained by Israeli military forces in the occupied West Bank were unlawfully transferred out of the territory and detained inside Israel in 2022. The transfer of these children outside occupied territory is classified as a war crime.

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