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.

Violating a Lawyer's Dignity and Prejudicing Fair Trial Guarantees



West Bank

On 06/12/2016, MUSAWA received an official letter from the Acting Chief Justice confirming that MUSAWA's memo, sent to him on 01/12/2016 regarding a complaint about violating a lawyer's dignity and prejudicing fair trial guarantees, was referred to the Department of Judicial Inspection so that the proper legal action would be duly taken. MUSAWA hopes that law violations stop and never be committed again in the future.  Following is MUSAWA's memo:   His Excellency Acting Head of...


Infringement of the Detainee’s Right to Physical Integrity (torture)




His Excellency Public Prosecutor, Dr. Ismaeel Jaber Subject: infringement of the detainee’s right to physical integrity (torture) and assault on the integrity of hospitals. MUSAWA – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession received a written complaint filed by the citizen Alaa’ Al-Abed Abu Ghanimeh, on behalf of his brother Mohammad Al-Abed Youssef Abu-Ghanimeh who is detained in Al-Shuja’iyya prison against the backdrop of a dispute between Abu-Ghanimeh and Al-Batneeji families, since 12/11/2016 and ...


Breach of the Provisions of Local Elections Law




Esteemed members of the Central Elections Commission,   Subject: Breach of the Provisions of the Local Elections Law Breach details:   Lawyer Etidal Mohammad Abdul Rahman Al-Shami, a candidate under the Bloc of National Liberation and Building as part of the local elections to be held on 08/10, informed the local elections observer from Khan Yunis, Eman Hamdan Abdul Raheem Fayyad, who is registered in the local election-observers list on behalf of MUSAWA – The ...



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