Saturday, December 26, 2015

Military courts in the Occupied Territories

B'Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, has issued a report on the administration of justice in Israel's military courts in the West Bank. Excerpt:
The Military Courts Unit does not publish figures on the number of motions for remand put forward by the prosecution nor the number of motions approved by the courts, claiming that this information is not available electronically. However, partial figures provided to B’Tselem indicate that, with the exception of individuals accused of traffic violations, remand is the rule rather than the exception. The military prosecution routinely asks for remand in custody and the courts approve the vast majority of the motions.
Here is a link to the full text of the B'Tselem report "Presumed Guilty." 

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