Legal Memos

Legal memos aim to draw the attention of Palestinian decision makers to violations of the law whilst highlighting the appropriate means available to enforce the law in the best possible manner in accordance with international criteria. These memos contribute effectively to MUSAWA's strategic goal to contribute to the upholding of the rule of law in the State of Palestine.

 

Below is an overview of most legal memos that were sent by MUSAWA. In addition the legal memos are published in our multi-annual magazine Eye on Justice, which can be found here.

The Legal Approach to Ending Arbitrary Detention: Dissolving the Joint Securi...

Following the release of lawyer Mohammad Hussein on Friday evening, the Bar Association issued a statement calling on Civil Society Organizations and trade union representatives to launch an advocacy campaign to push for the dissolving of the joint security committee. MUSAWA – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession joins in supporting this position, stressing that the risks posed by the abduction of lawyer Mohammad Hussein while defending one of his clients as part of his duties before the Nablus Magistrate's Court cannot be dealt-with and overcome, ensuring that such an incident w...

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Dissolving the Security Committee; an Urgent Need that Bears no Delay

Dissolving the joint security committee, repealing its powers, and closing its detention centers are urgent requirements for promoting the rule of law and preserving the human dignity of the Palestinian people The incident of Nablus court as per the statement issued by the Bar Association, and according to what has been published on the website of the High Judicial Council is a serious attack against the rule of law and the judiciary, and a blatant violation of the Basic Law. The international treaties have been disregarded, and human rights have been seriously prejudiced. Th...

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A Memo to Major General Ismail Farraj: Unlawful Detention, Violation of the D...

2017-11-02

Ramallah

West Bank / Core Program 2016-2019

His Excellency the Head of the Military Justice Commission, Major General Ismail Farraj,   Subject: unlawful detention and violation of the detainee’s right to contact his family   MUSAWA – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession extend their greetings, noting that we received a written complaint on 02/11/2017 from a citizen, called ………………&hell...

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