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.

A Memo on Violating the Code of Ethics of the Legal Profession



Gaza / Core Program 2016-2019

The Honorable Chairman and Members of the Bar Council, Subject: violating the code of ethics of the legal profession MUSAWA – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession extend their greetings to you, noting that we have received a complaint on 11/07/2017 from the citizen Zuzu Mohammad Ahmad Al-Sultan, stating that following a dispute with her divorcee (ex-husband) she initiated proceedings against him concerning “the validation of a contract for the sale of a...


The Civic Coalition Demands the President to Retract the Cybercrimes Law



West Bank / Core Program 2016-2019

The Civic Coalition for Monitoring the Legislative Process held an urgent meeting in the presence of representatives of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and human rights institutions to discuss the Decree-Law No. (16) of 2017 on cybercrimes. The meeting, which was held at the ICHR in Ramallah, stressed the gravity of the provisions of the decree-law on one’s rights and basic freedoms, particularly the right to expressing one’s opinion and the freedom of expression, the right to access information, and the right to the citizens’ privacy which is guaranteed by the amended B...


A Memo on the Violation of Administrative and Judicial Rules of Conduct



Gaza / Core Program 2016-2019

The Honorable Head and Members of the High Judicial Council, Subject: the violation of judicial and administrative rules of conduct MUSAWA – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession extend their greetings to you, noting that on 21/06/2017 MUSAWA received a complaint in writing from a citizen named Ramez Khaled Ismail Dabbour, stating that he was at the magistrate’s court in Deir Al-Balah concerning case file no. 625/2011, generated by a partnership contract...



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