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 Public Prosecution Regarding Action Taken to Address Serious Mistake


West Bank

West Bank / Core Program 2016-2019

His Excellency Attorney General Dr. Ahmad Barrak,   Subject: second reminder of our request to the Public Prosecution to state the actions taken regarding the serious professional mistake made by the Public Prosecution, as clearly established by the Court of Cessation   MUSAWA – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession extend their warmest greetings, noting to your Excellency that we had prev...


Memo: Violating Code of Ethics and Lawyer's Rights


West Bank

West Bank / Core Program 2016-2019

Legal memo to:  Judicial Inspection Commission Complaint from:  Adv. Alaa’ Shamlawi Subject:  “Violating Code of Ethics and Lawyer’s Rights” Memo date:  19/04/2018 Brief description: On 10/04/2018, MUSAWA received a complaint from Adv. Alaa’ Shamlawi, who is representing a client in a S...


CSOs and Forcefully Retired Workers Join Efforts (letter to President)


West Bank & Gaza

West Bank / Gaza / Core Program 2016-2019 / position paper

Date: 03/04/2018 Mr. President Mahmoud Abbas President of the State of Palestine Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization Subject: Forcibly Retired Employees We extend our best regards and appreciation and wish your Excellency health and wellness. In reference to the subject above, dozens of employees (male and female) have recently been forced to retire early following a recommendation from the heads of government...



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