The Constitutional Court’s Decision to Legalize Decree Law No. (17) of 2019 on Establishing a Transitional High Judicial Council is a Great Mistake that Impedes Efforts of Reform

The Constitutional Court’s Decision to Legalize Decree-Law No. (17) Of 2019 On Establishing a Transitional High Judicial Council is a Great Mistake that Impedes Efforts of Reform   MUSAWA- The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal profession express its disappointment “as expected” that the Constitutional Court legalized Decree-Law No. 17 of 2019 on establishing a Transitional High Judicial Council, which was grant...

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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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MUSAWA Endorses Bar Association's Demand to Subject the Judges' Performance to Evaluation and Accountability

2019-09-01

West Bank and Gaza Strip

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

MUSAWA Supports the Demand of the Palestinian Bar Association to Subject Judges’ Performance to Accountability and Evaluation Systems   MUSAWA- The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession supports and endorses the request of the Palestinian Bar Association to subject Judges’ performance, including those who retired recently, to a process of comprehensive evaluation and accounting, to ensure that the performance of incompetent judges does not affect the chance of their competent counterparts to head the Supreme Court...

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