Legal Memos

Legal memos aim to draw the attention of Palestinian decision makers to violations of the law whilst highlighting the appropriate means available to enforce the law in the best possible manner in accordance with international criteria. These memos contribute effectively to MUSAWA's strategic goal to contribute to the upholding of the rule of law in the State of Palestine.


Below is an overview of most legal memos that were sent by MUSAWA. In addition the legal memos are published in our multi-annual magazine Eye on Justice, which can be found here.

Publication of judgments in absentia requires accountability, compensation, a...


West Bank

West Bank / Core Program / position paper

Publication of judgments in absentia entails accountability, compensation, and dismissal from office, and contradicts the fight against corruption because it falls under its umbrella. MUSAWA - The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Center expresses its deep resenting with the publication by some people of what they called a ruling issued by the Corruption Crimes Court, and what they claimed that the aforementioned ruling included the conviction of a citizen of the crime of Breach of Trust as one of the crimes falling under th...


Arrest for possession of Palestinian flags: a flawed procedure and a constitu...


West Bank

West Bank / Core Program / position paper

Arrest for possession of Palestinian flags: A flawed procedure and a constitutional crime that requires accountability and removal from office MUSAWA - The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession expresses its shock and condemnation of the accusation of possessing Palestinian flags to the prominent legal figure and community activist, Fadi Qaraan, who was quoted as saying that the security services arrested him on charges of possessing Palestinian flags, and that he expressed his pride and veneration for the Palestinian flag, saying: that he ...


Human rights and civil society organizations hold the head of the executive a...


West Bank

West Bank / Core Program / position paper

Position Paper 25 August 2021 Human Rights and Civil Society Organizations Hold Head of the Executive Authority and Government Responsible for Rights and Freedoms’ Violations and the Collapse of Official Institutions The serious deterioration of rights and freedoms, and the weakness of the main official institutions have contributed to weakening the internal Palestinian situation, and undermined the Palestinian political system’s capacity to challenge external challenges that face our national cause, namely the Israeli occupation violations and its po...



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