Illegal Trial of Palestinian Civilian Persons before Palestinian Military Courts

Al-Haq has repeatedly voiced its rejection and denouncement of prosecuting civilians before military courts. Al-Haq further deems that extending military jurisdiction to try and hold civilian persons to account is a clear and grave usurpation of civil jurisdiction and authority by the military judicial authorities. To this avail, Al-Haq presents this study in order to address the issue of military justice in the OPT from three main perspectives:

1. The set of regulations that govern the operation of military justice;
2. Legality of trying civilians before military courts; and
3. Legal liability arising from detaining and trying military personnel and civilians before military courts.


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