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No Way to Treat a Child – Palestine – Webinar

January 24 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 am

Defence for Children International – Palestine (AFSC Partner)

No Way to Treat a Child

Thursday January 24th/Friday early morning January 25th (Asia West Pacific times)

Photo: Sameh Ruhmi via AFSC

Ill-treatment in the Israeli military detention system remains “widespread, systematic, and institutionalized throughout the process,” according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report Children in Israeli Military Detention Observations and Recommendations.

Children typically arrive to interrogation bound, blindfolded, frightened, and sleep deprived.

Children often give confessions after verbal abuse, threats, physical and psychological violence that in some cases amounts to torture.

Israeli military law provides no right to legal counsel during interrogation, and Israeli military court judges seldom exclude confessions obtained by coercion or torture.

This webinar will discuss the forthcoming report “Arbitrary by Default” from AFSC partner Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP). The report documents how Palestinian children are arbitrarily detained, arrested, tortured, and prosecuted by the Israeli military—a violation of international law. We’ll also hear more analysis from DCIP as well as testimonies from Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military.

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