MUSAWA Oversight Report on the Written Exam of the Judicial Recruitment Competition to Appoint Magistrate Judges

His Excellency the Head of the Judicial Competition, Judge. Mohammad Ihshayyesh,    Subject: MUSAWA’s Oversight Report on the Written Exam of the Judicial Recruitment Competition to Appoint Magistrate Judges   First, MUSAWA affirms its stated position, which advocates for abolishing the decree-laws No 16 and 17 of 2019, given that they do not constitute a proper tool to the reform of the justice system, including the Regular Judiciary. In preservat...

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Success Story | The Legislative Council in Gaza Adopts MUSAWA's Recommendations Regarding the Militarization of Police

Success Story | The Legislative Council in Gaza Adopts MUSAWA's Recommendations Regarding the Militarization of Police   During a meeting held in its headquarter in Gaza, in the presence of Fatah members, the Legislative Council enforced the Military Justice Amendment Act of 2008.     The Law Amendment Act includes modifications of the Military Just...

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Position Paper | West Bank and Gaza Strip CSOs' Demands Regarding the Judiciary and Justice Sector Reform

2019-09-05

West Bank & Gaza Strip

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

Civil Society Organisations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip Call for Judiciary and Justice Sector Reforms   On 15 July 2019, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued two laws by decree amending the Law on the Judicial Authority and establishing a Transitional High Judicial Council (hereinafter ‘the Transnational Council’), which were published in the Official Gazette on the following day. Then, on 29 July 2019, the President issued presidential decrees promoting 33 judges, with a recommendation fro...

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