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Newsletter - April 2023

At the end of March 2023, there were 151 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 70% of children were unlawfully transferred to Israel in violation of the Geneva IV and the Rome Statute of the ICC. Also in this issued: Evidence update: right to silence; a mother's testimony describing a night raid on her home at 4:00 a.m.; and a testimony from a 15-year-old boy who was arrested from home at 2:30 a.m., assaulted and denied his basic legal rights.

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.