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.

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...


Hebron's Court Building



West Bank

MUSAWA sent a written memo to the esteemed Prime Minister, Dr. Rami Hamdallah, and Legal Advisor to the President, Minister Hasan Al-Ouri, demanding that the necessary political, financial, and administrative actions be taken in order to ensure the delivery of electricity to Tulkarm’s court building and its opening as soon as possible. Also demanding that the necessary legal action be taken to oblige the competent executive bodies to fulfill these obligations and ensure the construction of Hebron’s court building. The memo was as follows:  


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...



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