Report: Children in Israeli military detention - Bulletin No. 1 - October 2013

[Source: UNICEF]

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UNICEF released this bulletin in October 2013 as an update on the status of the 38 recommendations and their implementation that were made by UNICEF in the March 2013 report entitled Children in Israeli Military Detention – Observations and Recommendations. This is the first update released by UNICEF.

The original UNICEF report provided an overview of the journey of a child who is arrested and detained for alleged security offences in the West Bank and who can come into contact with different Israeli authorities, including the Israeli military and police forces.

The original UNICEF report provided an overview of the Israeli military system and how that system dealt with children. It documented significant alleged violations of children’s rights, using the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) as key references.

Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP) is a local, independent Palestinian human rights organization committed to securing a just and viable future for Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.