Al Mezan Reports on UN Concerns Over Israel’s Use of Administrative Detentions Against Palestinians

by Magister, licensed under GFDL

Originally Appeared in Human Rights Brief

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights reported that the United Nations Human Rights office (OHCHR) recently “expressed concern” over the increasing use of “administrative detentions” by Israeli authorities. Recently Palestinian legislator Khalida Jarrar was arrested and administratively detained on April 2, 2015 and will likely be charged with six months detention without trial which is indefinitely renewable. Jarrar’s case is typical of these detentions and the UNHRC has several times condemned them with no significant action on behalf of Israel. As of today over 400 Palestinians remained detained which is double the amount over last year. These detentions are in violation of both the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

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