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.

Death Sentences in Gaza




MUSAWA sent a written memo to Public Prosecutor/ Ismail Jabr, Acting Head of Gaza’s Legislative Council/ Dr.Ahmad Bahar, Former Prime Minister/ Dr. Ismail Haniyeh, and Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council/ Counsellor and Judge Abdul-Raouf Halabi, demanding that they stop the implementation of death sentences against a number of defendants, each in accordance with the powers granted to him. This procedure entails grave violations of existing laws and forms a prejudice to the Palestinian reputation, which in turn negatively affects international solidarity with the Palestinian people especially when it comes to the need to lift t...


Demanding Withdrawal of the Constitutional Court Formation



West Bank

  Eyes on Political Parties and Community Forces to Raise their Voices Demanding the Withdrawal of the Decision to Form the Supreme Constitutional Court   Following what was spread in media channels since the beginning of last April regarding the formation of the Supreme Constitutional Court, a number of human rights organizations and civil society coalitions gathered in a meeting, held at the headquarters of the Independent Commission for Human Rights on 03/04/2016, during which a written me...


Enforcement-related Funds in Courts



West Bank

Chief Justice and members of the High Judicial Council,   Subject: Enforcement-related funds in courts MUSAWA – The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession learned that Bethlehem lawyers suspended work in different courts in Bethlehem, on Wednesday 23/03/2016 and Thursday 24/03/2016, due to a delay in disbursing the sums awarded for their clients in enforcement cases, which were deposited by convicted persons for judgment creditors (clients) as safe deposits in the court’s enforcem...



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