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UK lawyers say Israeli child detention practices illegal

[Ma'an News: 27 June 2012] - A delegation of senior British lawyers released a report saying Israel’s treatment of Palestinian children in custody breaks international law. The independent study, backed by the UK government documents testimony by the UN.

Israel in breach of international law over child detainees

[The Jewish Chronicle: 26 June 2012] - Israel's treatment of children detained by the military authorities in the West Bank puts it in serious breach of its obligations under international law, according to a report by a high-level delegation of British lawyers.

Israeli 'breaches rights of Palestinian children'

[Channel 4 News: 26 June 2012] - A report by British lawyers who visited Israel and the West Bank accuses Israel’s security forces of regularly breaching the UN Convention on the children’s rights.

Israel subjecting Palestinian children to 'spiral of injustice'

[The Guardian: 26 June 2012] - Foreign Office backed delegation of UK lawyers says treatment may stem from belief every Palestinian child is potential terrorist. A belief that may be leading to a ‘spiral of injustice’.

Labour Palestine group comes of age

[The Jewish Chronicle: 17 May 2012] - On Monday, Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East held its annual parliamentary reception. It is no longer the fringe group of the Blair-Brown era.

Palestinian's Trial Shines Light on Military Justice

[The New York Times: 18 February 2012] - A year ago, Islam Dar Ayyoub was a sociable ninth grader and a good student, according to his father, Saleh, a Palestinian laborer in this small village near Ramallah.

The Palestinian children - alone and bewildered - in Israel's Al Jalame jail

[The Guardian: 22 January 2012] - Israel’s military justice system is accused of mistreating Palestinian children arrested for throwing stones. The room is barely wider than the thin, dirty mattress that covers the floor.

Rudd seeks action on torture allegations involving Palestinian children

[The Australian: 17 December 2011] - AUSTRALIA will raise concerns with Israel about its juvenile military court system, which has been accused of jailing and torturing Palestinian children as young as 12.

Nearly 100% of all military court cases in the West Bank end in conviction

[Haaretz: 29 November 2011] - Virtually all, 99.74 percent, to be exact, of cases heard by the military courts in the territories end in a conviction, according to data in the military courts' annual report, which has been obtained by Haaretz.

Stone cold justice

[The Australian: 26 November 2011] - You hear them before you see them. The first clue that a new group of children is approaching is a shuffle of shoes and a clinking of handcuffs and shackles. The door to the courtroom bursts open.


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