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Palestinian and Israeli Children in the West Bank: Visualizing Legal Inequality

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Over the course of 2012, Israeli activist Michal Vexler produced a series of informational graphics that, in her words, put “ugly reality into neat charts.” In October 2012, Vexler and the Council for Arab-British Understanding produced a graphic demonstrating the … Continue reading

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Recent Media Coverage of Palestinian Children’s Arrest and Detention

The summer 2012 British legal report, Children in Military Custody, drew significant media attention to the experiences of Palestinian children in the Israeli military justice system. Below are summaries of some of the most significant recent media reports on this … Continue reading

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Media Roundup: Arrest and Detention of Palestinian Children

The 2012 British report on Israeli violations of child rights law spurred a flurry of articles and op-eds on the issue in the British and Israeli press. This post highlights some of the most significant of these articles. In an … Continue reading

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“Children in Military Detention”: British Legal Report on Palestinian Children in the Israeli Military Justice System

In Fall 2011, a delegation of British lawyers (funded by the UK Foreign Office) visited Israel and the West Bank to conduct research on the treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military justice system. The lawyers reviewed NGO reports … Continue reading

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Legal Analysis: the Influence of Age on the Sentencing of Palestinian Children in Israeli Military Courts

Legal scholar Hedi Viterbo has conducted a detailed analysis of the influence of child defendants’ ages on the decisions of Israeli military courts in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Viterbo points out that a defendant’s real or perceived age influences a … Continue reading

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DCI Palestine Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, June 2012

In 2013, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child is scheduled to review Israel’s compliance with the 1990 Convention on the Rights of the Child for the first time since 2009. The committee will review the Israeli government’s … Continue reading

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A Mental-Health Professional Observes the Ofer “Children’s Court”

In 2011, Dr. Judy Roth, clinical psychologist and Psychoanalyst (and Born Equal advisor) from New York sat in on a session of the “children’s court” at Ofer Prison south of Ramallah. The head of Israeli military forces in the West Bank established the court … Continue reading

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