As we begin 2020, please join #nowaytotreatachild campaign co-leaders Brad Parker and Jennifer Bing for a webinar on February 11 at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT. The theme will be solitary confinement. We will highlight the experience of Palestinian child detainees held in isolation solely for interrogation purposes by Israeli authorities. We will also provide updates on planned congressional advocacy efforts during 2020.
U.S. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, also known as H.R. 2407, on April 30. The bill prohibits U.S. taxpayer funding for the military detention of children in any country, including Israel.
While generally applicable, H.R. 2407 seeks to promote justice, equality and human rights by ensuring that U.S. financial assistance provided to the Government of Israel is not used to support widespread and institutionalized ill-treatment against Palestinian children detained by Israeli forces and prosecuted in Israeli military courts lacking basic fair trial protections.
Join us for more information on the bill and updates on how you can get involved in congressional advocacy in support of Palestinian human rights.
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