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.

Reminder to Judicial Inspection Dep. about the memo "Violating Code of Ethics...


West Bank

West Bank / Core Program 2016-2019

Judicial Inspection Department, Supreme Judge Department, Subject: Reminder of our past memo: “Violating Code of Ethics and Lawyer’s Rights” MUSAWA – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession extend their warmest greetings to you, noting to your Excellency that we had sent you a written memo on 22/04/2018, addressing a complaint filed by a lawyer regarding an incident where the professional and judicial code of conduct was violated and the...


Memo: Failure to Enforce Judicial Decision



West Bank / Core Program 2016-2019

Legal memo to:  Attorney General Dr. Ahmad Barrak Complaint from:  Citizen Mohammad Jamil Ibrahim Mansour Subject:  “Failure to Enforce Judicial Ruling” Memo date:  13/05/2018 Brief description: On 13/05/2018, MUSAWA received a complaint stating that the aforementioned complainant was rendered a verdict ...


Position paper: Draft Decree-Law on the High Criminal Court, and Draft Decree...


West Bank & Gaza

West Bank / Core Program 2016-2019 / position paper

Position Paper: Decree-Law No. (9) Of 2018 on the High Criminal Court, and Decree-Law No. (10) Of 2018 on Cybercrime Having stated our views on the Decree-Law No. (9) Of 2018 on the High Criminal Court, dated 03/05/2018 and which came to replace the Decree-Law No. (24) Of 2017 on the High Criminal Court, as well as the Decree-Law No. (10) Of 2018 on Cybercrime, which was issued on the same date to replace the Decree-Law No. (16) Of 2017 on Cybercrime; and having studied the position papers issued by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the Palestinian Bar Association (PBA), an...



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