Addameer's Director Sahar Francis Addresses European Parliament

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20 November 2016

On 17 November 2016, Addameer director Sahar Francis addressed the European Parliament on the issue of Palestinian child prisoners and detainees. The talk specifically focused on the issue of the increasing use of administrative detention, detention without charge or trial. The practice has alarmingly increased against Palestinian children since October 2015, with an estimated 20 administrative detention orders issued against children and approximately eight children currently under administrative detention. Adv. Francis also called upon the European Union to address the protracted occupation and its violations against the Palestinians, including lack of fair trial in military courts and prolonged detention without trial under administrative detention.