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What Future for the Palestinian Military Justice System?

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Abstract

Many Palestinian political leaders, civil servants, security officials and civil society representatives view the current Palestinian military justice system as incompatible with the modern legal and institutional framework required for statehood. Palestine needs a modern and democratic military justice system that corresponds to international standards.

Between 2010 and 2011, the Geneva Centre for Armed Forces (DCAF), in partnership with the Palestinian Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (PCSSR), conducted a consultation process which aimed at:

  • Documenting the expectations of key Palestinian stakeholders of the future Palestinian military justice system;
  • Developing recommendations for reforming the Palestinian military justice system.

This report summarises the findings of the consultation process and makes recommendations for the development of the Palestinian military justice system.

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