The Israeli Model for Detainee Rights

[Boston Globe] Gabriella Blum and Martha Minow - Israeli law provides for a first hearing of the detainee before a high-ranking officer immediately upon his detention; a detainee has a right to legal representation; a first judicial review of the detention warrant has to take place in a district court no longer than 14 days after the first arrest, and every six months thereafter; and the detainee can appeal his detention before a Supreme Court judge. In Israel, the detainee also has a right to meet with representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The law in Israel is protective of individual rights - without security risks. Blum is a visiting assistant professor at Harvard Law School and a former legal adviser for the Israel Defense Forces. Minow is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

2006-10-20 01:00:00

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