Human Rights Watch's Child Detention Report Ignores Inconvenient Truths

(NGO Monitor) On July 28, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report which claims to document the abuse of minors by security forces. Its section on "Israel/Palestine" claims, "The military courts do not provide for specialized juvenile justice, with specially trained judges, prosecutors, and attorneys." This is completely false. A special Juvenile Military Court was established in 2009, and according to the Israeli Ministry of Justice only "judges that have received relevant professional training, similar to the training offered to justices of the Youth Courts in Israel, are qualified to serve as juvenile judges." As this and other examples demonstrate, the section on Israel in HRW's report is based on false claims and promotes an agenda that exploits human rights.

2016-07-29 00:00:00

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