Briefings and Position Papers

General Briefing: Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israeli Prisons
31.07.2016
Since the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory in 1967,1 more than 800,000 Palestinians have been detained under Israeli military orders in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). This number constitutes approximately 20 percent of the total Palestinian population in the oPt and as much as 40 percent of the total male Palestinian population. It also includes approximately 10,000 women jailed since 1967, as well as 8,000 Palestinian children arrested since 2000.
Joint Letter to UN Secretary General: Terminate Contracts with G4S
10.09.2015
Position Paper on the Current Funding Crisis of UNRWA, International Responsibility and a Framework of Short and Long-term International Interventions Necessary for Maintaining the Functioning of UNRWA, and Ensuring Fundamental Rights of Palestine Refugee
11.08.2015
Position Paper on the Current Funding Crisis of UNRWA, International Responsibility and a Framework of Short and Long-term International Interventions Necessary for Maintaining the Functioning of UNRWA, and Ensuring Fundamental Rights of Palestine Refugees Issued by the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council
Position Paper on the Current Funding Crisis of UNRWA, International Responsibility and a Framework of Short and Long-term International Interventions Necessary for Maintaining the Functioning of UNRWA, and Ensuring Fundamental Rights of Palestine Refugee
11.08.2015
Position Paper on the Current Funding Crisis of UNRWA, International Responsibility and a Framework of Short and Long-term International Interventions Necessary for Maintaining the Functioning of UNRWA, and Ensuring Fundamental Rights of Palestine Refugees Issued by the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council
PowerPoint Presentation: Palestinian Activists Detained by Israel
The following is a PowerPoint presentation prepared by Addameer that provides a brief overview of the situation of Palestinian human rights defenders arrested by Israeli authorities in connection to their activism and can be used for individuals and organizations interested in holding informational meetings and discussions.
Briefing on the Situation of Palestinian Political Detainees in 2001
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the arrest and detention of Palestinian political prisoner Ahmed Jabara Abu Sukr, who in 2001 was the longest serving Palestinian prisoner, Addameer prepared a briefing on the detention conditions of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons in 2001.
Israeli High Court Upholds Prohibition on Family Visits for Gazans Held in Israeli Prisons: Addameer Contends Practice Violates International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law
This briefing examines the legality of Israel‘s decision in June 2007, upheld by the Israeli High Court of Justice in December 2009, to ban all prisoners from the Gaza Strip held in Israeli prisons from receiving family visits. Addameer contends that this decision contravenes international law protecting detainees’ rights to family visits and demands that Israel and, in particular, the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), allow family visits and phone communication to Gazan prisoners in accord with its legal obligations.
Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israeli Prisons & the September 2011 Campaign of Disobedience
This briefing, prepared in the context of the campaign of disobedience and hunger strike launched by prisoners on 27 September 2011, provides an overview of the history of prisoner releases within the Oslo peace process, Palestinian prisoners‘ general detention conditions and background on the campaign of disobedience. The full briefing in PDF format includes statistics on numbers of prisoners and Addameer‘s press releases on the prisoners‘ hunger strike.
General Briefing: Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israeli Prisons
This general briefing, prepared by Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, provides a comprehensive overview of the situation of Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli prisons and detention centers. The issues covered include different violations that prisoners are subjected to, including torture, isolation, and medical negligence, as well as the main categories of prisoners, such as women, children and administrative detainees.
Legal Position Paper: Supreme Court of Israel Invalidates “Security” Law Permitting Extension of Detention Hearings Without Detainee Present
08.08.2014
This legal position paper looks at the 11 February 2010 decision by the Israeli Supreme Court invalidating article 5 of the Criminal Procedure Law (Detainee Suspected of Security Offense) (Temporary Order) – 2006, which provided that “security” detainees could have their pre-trial detention extended in a hearing held in their absence. This law was almost exclusively applied to Palestinians from the Gaza Strip.

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