CSOs Demand Abolition of Decree-Law on High Criminal Court

Representatives of over 200 Civil Society Organizations (hereinafter CSOs) – the Civic Coalition for Monitoring Legislation, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council, the Palestinian NGOs Network (PNGO), and the Coalition for Economic and Social Rights– called a meeting at Al-Haq organization to discuss the Decree-Law on the High Criminal Court, which was ratified by Mr. President on 30/12/2017, and was published in the Palestinian official Gazette on 08/01/2018 in complete secrecy and without community consultation. Issuing legislation which violate the rights and freedoms of the people has been the adopted approac...


Position Paper: Calling for High Judicial Council to Drop Case Against Judges

Calling on the High Judicial Council to Drop their Case against Judges MUSAWA – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession was informed that the High Judicial Council, represented by Judge Imad Saleem, requested the High Court of Justice to suspend the strike which was announced by the Palestinian Judges Association, and they established a judicial committee, headed by Judge Rafiq Zuhod, to look into the said case. MUSAWA also learned that the Judges Association contacted the Bar Association for selecting members of the Bar&rs...


The Legal Approach to Ending Arbitrary Detention: Dissolving the Joint Security Committee

Following the release of lawyer Mohammad Hussein on Friday evening, the Bar Association issued a statement calling on Civil Society Organizations and trade union representatives to launch an advocacy campaign to push for the dissolving of the joint security committee. MUSAWA – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession joins in supporting this position, stressing that the risks posed by the abduction of lawyer Mohammad Hussein while defending one of his clients as part of his duties before the Nablus Magistrate's Court cannot be dealt-with and overcome, ensuring that such an incident w...



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