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.

Assaulting a Judge is an Example of the Repressive Security-based Approach

Assaulting a Judge is an Example of  the Repressive Security-based Approach   MUSAWA – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession is concerned about the attack carried out by members of the National Security Forces against Judge Nabil Al-Natsheh in Hebron yesterday, in which it sees another serious incident that embodies the security-based approach grounded on violating the principle of the rule of law and the separation of powers.  


MUSAWA Warns of the Decision to Change Name of Security Committee Instead of ...

MUSAWA Warns of the Decision to  Change Name of Security Committee Instead of Dissolving It Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah announced yesterday his decision to dissolve the Supreme (joint) Security Committee, which has been the main demand of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), activists, and those concerned with human rights and the rule of law. The Committee was established in the years of 2012 and 2014, assigned with a specific mission to defy differences of a security nature and confront armed persons. In 2016, the Committee was re-established in a way that ...


Arrests Ordered by Governors also against Children!


West Bank

West Bank / Core Program 2016-2019

Legal memo to:  His Excellency Attorney General, Dr. Ahmad Barrak Complaint from:  Rafiq Younis Mohammad Maraba’a Subject:  “Arrests Ordered by Governors also against Children” Memo date:  23/05/2018 Brief description: On 09/05/2018, MUSAWA received a complaint stating that two of his nephews, the ...



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