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“Breaking A Generation”: 2012 Sabeel Publication on the Experiences of Palestinian Children and Families Under Military Rule

Sabeel, a Christian-Palestinian anti-occupation political organization, dedicated the summer/fall 2012 edition of its newsletter to the experiences of Palestinian children and families with the Israeli military justice system. The 24 page journal includes: two articles from Gerard Horton, Ramallah-based lawyer … Continue reading

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European Union Condemns Israeli Treatment of Detained Palestinian Children, September 2012

In late summer 2012, the European Union Parliament discussed the treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military custody. In response, Catherine Ashton, the European Commission’s Vice President and High Representative for External Affairs, released a short statement on 12 September condemning … Continue reading

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UN Condemns Israeli Treatment of Palestinian Children, July 2012

19 July 2012 The United Nations Special Committee on Israeli Practices in the Occupied Territories denounced Israeli treatment of West Bank Palestinian children during arrest and detention. The committee identified the solitary confinement of children as a particularly heinous practice, and stated that the issue “links … 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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“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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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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Palestinian Children’s Experiences in the Israeli-Military Justice System: DCI-Palestine Report, April 2012

DCI-Palestine‘s lengthy report, Bound, Blindfolded, and Convicted: Children Held in Military Detention, documents the experiences of West Bank Palestinian children in the Israeli-military justice system. The report analyzes 311 sworn testimonies collected between 2008 and 2012 to survey the processes … Continue reading

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