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Administrative Detention in the occupied Palestinian territory - A Legal Analysis Report, July 2010 update

Administrative detention is a procedure under which detainees are held without charge or trial. No charges are filed, and there is no intention of bringing a detainee to trial. In Israel, such detention can be renewed indefinitely. In that context, this report examines Israel’s policy of administrative detention in view of general principles of international law governing detention in general and administrative detention in particular, as well as provisions set out in Israeli law. While Israel claims to be abiding by such principles, this report shows that, in practice, Israel severely violates every one of these principles.
Reaching the ‘No-Peace’ Agreement: The Role of Palestinian Prisoner Releases in Permanent Status Negotiations

Following the end of last winter’s 23-day Israeli aerial and ground offensive on the Gaza Strip, which killed at least 1,400 Palestinians, including 353 children, and left more than 5,380 wounded, an Israeli-Palestinian prisoner exchange has been high on the region’s political agenda.
Presumed Guilty: Failures of the Israeli Military Court System - An International Law Perspective, November 2009

Since the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory in 1967, Palestinians have been charged with offenses under Israeli military law and tried in military courts. Over the last 42 years, an estimated 700,000 Palestinians have been detained under Israeli military orders in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT).
Repression allowed, Resistance denied - Stop the Wall and Addameer joint report, March 2009

It has been five years since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued its advisory opinion on the Wall in the occupied Palestinian territory – where they held in a unanimous opinion that it was illegal and should be dismantled. No significant advance in the situation on the ground has been achieved, and the Wall construction continues relentlessly.
Violations against Palestinian Prisoners & Detainees in Israeli Prisons & Detention Centers, 2008

This report examines the violations that prisoners were subjected to in 2008 from the moment of arrest all the way through interrogation, detention and trial. In particular, the report focuses on torture and ill-treatment, general detention conditions inside Israeli prisons, and violations against child prisoners and prisoners from the Gaza Strip, illustrating each subject through detailed case studies.
Addameer Association (2008), “In Need of Protection: Palestinian Female Prisoners in Israeli Detention”, November 2008

This study evaluates the situation of Palestinian female prisoners and detainees in Israeli jails taking a human rights approach. In particular, it aims at (1) exposing the process of arrest and interrogation of Palestinian women (2) evaluating the needs of women prisoners in terms of detention conditions (3) access to health care, (4) education and finally, (5) contact with the outside world, in particular family relations.
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