TV News LIES

Wednesday, May 27th

Last update01:41:42 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Israel subjecting Palestinian children to 'spiral of injustice'

Israel subjecting Palestinian children to 'spiral of injustice'

E-mail Print PDF

Israel and Palestinian youthA belief that every Palestinian child is a potential terrorist may be leading to a "spiral of injustice" and breaches of international law in Israel's treatment of child detainees in military custody, a delegation of eminent British lawyers has concluded in an independent report backed by the Foreign Office.

The nine-strong delegation, led by the former high court judge Sir Stephen Sedley and including the UK's former attorney-general Lady Scotland, found that "undisputed facts" pointed to at least six violations of the UN convention on the rights of the child, to which Israel is a signatory. It was also in breach of the fourth Geneva convention in transferring child detainees from the West Bank to Israeli prisons, the delegation said.

Its report, Children in Military Custody, released on Tuesday, was based on a visit to Israel and the West Bank last September funded and facilitated by the Foreign Office and the British consulate in Jerusalem.

It makes 40 specific recommendations concerning the treatment of Palestinian child detainees.

The issue has come under increasing scrutiny by human rights organisations and visiting delegations over the past year. In January the Guardian highlighted the use of solitary confinement in a report on the experiences of children under the military justice system.

More + Video...


Most Recent Related Stories...


German court set to hear testimony from family of Yemeni drone victim

drone victim testifiesA German court is set to hear testimony on Wednesday from the family of two Yemeni...

It’s Time for America to Pardon Martha Stewart

Martha StewartOn Wednesday, five of the largest banks in the world agreed to pay a combined $5.6...

Judge may rule to end detention of families seeking asylum in US

Asylum seekers detainedA court ruling is expected in the coming days after a group of immigrant families sued...

Israel court orders Palestinian woman lawmaker freed on bail

Khalida JarrarAn Israeli military court has ruled that Palestinian legislator Khalida Jarrar should be released on bail,...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!