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 to PBA Chairman and Members of PBA Council



West Bank / Core Program 2016-2019

Honorable Chairman of the Palestinian Bar Association and Members of the Palestinian Bar Association Council,   Subject: the decision not to proceed with lawyers’ files unless they are registered and their Value Added Tax obligations are fulfilled, issued by the General Directorate of Customs, Excise and VAT MUSAWA – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession extend their warmest greetings to you. In reference to th...


MUSAWA Demands the Abolition of Death Penalties



Gaza / Core Program 2016-2019

MUSAWA – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession stresses its opposition of the death penalty, as a penalty itself or in terms of the procedures of its imposition or application, for it is an expression of the failure of the security solution and its inability to provide political and social stability, which MUSAWA has already confirmed publicly and repeatedly. MUSAWA expresses its shock at the issuance of death sentences through field military tribunals, which -apart from its political implications- lacks fair trial guarantees and the right of the accused to appear before their natural...


MUSAWA Demands Cancellation of Mouth-Muzzling Circulars for Judges and Judici...



West Bank / Core Program 2016-2019

The Honorable Head and Members of the High Judicial Council, Subject: 1-    The High Judicial Council’s Circular No. (1385/20), issued on 09/05/2017, which prohibits judges from giving statements or media interviews to any party whatsoever if they are not officially commissioned by the Head of the High Judicial Council or his appointed deputy, to which they will be held accountable. 2-    The High ...



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