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.

ACINET: Promoting Integrity and Combating Corruption is Still an Urgent Deman...


Arab World

Core Program / position paper

The “Non-Governmental Group” in the “The Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET)” affirms that promoting integrity and combating corruption is still an urgent demand and a very important priority from the perspective of people in the Arab region. This is due to the severe threat that corruption poses to various aspects of human security, human rights in all its forms, and the political, economic, and social development in all countries in the region, rich and poor, regardless of the differences in their political systems and their national and local specificities.


MUSAWA's Position Paper on the Daunting Increases in Court Fees Which Undermi...


West bank

West Bank / position paper

There is no legitimacy and no room for silence or acquiescence Looking at the numbers, the amendment to the court fees contains daunting increases that violate the provisions of Article (30) of the Basic Law, which clearly states that “Litigation is a protected and guaranteed right for all people. Each Palestinian shall have the right to seek redress in the judicial system, etc....” In addition to encroaching on the principle of free litigation or for a nominal fee, as it is protected by the international covenants and agreements of which Palestine is bound by. This...


The Social Committee to End the Division: We Request that all the Signatory P...


ًWest Bank and Gaza

West Bank / Gaza

The social committee to end the division issued a statement requesting that all the signatory parties and factions of the Algeria declaration immediately fulfill the following requirements to ensure the actual and efficient implementation as contained in the declaration. The social committee to end the division formed by an initiative from MUSAWA was very interested in the Algeria declaration. Accordingly, it worked on reading and discussing it thoroughly and responsibly based on its conviction that ending the division and the realization of national unity are the cornerstones to a...



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