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.

The Right of a Female Employee to Accompany her Diplomat Husband



West Bank

Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Riyad Al-Malki, MUSAWA – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession would like to extend its greetings and inform you that, on 28/06/2016, MUSAWA received a written complaint from Mr. Bassam Al-Qawasmi, a diplomat in the Embassy of Palestine in Tunis, stating that his requests to your Excellency regarding assigning his wife by the Ministry of Education to accompany him during his work and to continue paying her salary were denied. In his complaint, ...


Failure to Implement Court Rulings and Decisions, and Arbitrary Detention




MUSAWA sent a legal memo on 28/07/2016 to the Public Prosecutor/Gaza and the Head of the Military Justice Commission/Gaza in response to a complaint submitted by lawyer Tha’er Abu-Safiyyeh regarding the failure to implement court rulings and decisions and arbitrary detention. Following is the legal memo:   Public Prosecutor, Dr. Ismaeel Jaber / Gaza Head of Military Justice Commission, Mr. Nasser Suleiman Abu-Nader / Gaza Subject: Failure to Implement Court Rulings and Decisions, and Arbitrary Detention


In Response to Complaint on Obstructing Court Decision



West Bank

As an organization with an oversight role on the justice system, MUSAWA sent a legal memo on 11/07/2016 to the esteemed Chairman and members of the High Judicial Council in response to a complaint submitted by lawyer Ahmad Yaseen regarding obstructing the implementation of a court decision. Following is the legal memo:   Esteemed members and Chairman of the High Judicial Council, Subject: 1-    Obstructing the implementation of a court decisi...



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