Administrative Detention in the West Bank

(IDF Military Advocate General) Administrative detention is a lawful security measure allowing the deprivation of a person's liberty for a limited time. Administrative detention orders are used as a preventative measure against persons posing grave threats to the security of the West Bank or its population, such as persons directly involved in terrorism, whose detention is considered to be absolutely necessary for imperative reasons of security. International law authorizes the use of administrative detention in the territories. Administrative detention may be ordered for a period of no more than six months. Following this period, a renewed detention order may only be issued on the basis of an updated assessment of the threat posed by the person, which establishes that continued detention is required to confront the threat posed by that person. Detainees wishing to challenge detention orders may file a petition with Israel's Supreme Court. Detainees have the right to legal counsel of their choice throughout this process.

2012-05-15 00:00:00

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