October 3, 2012

Abusive System

Failures of Criminal Justice in Gaza

Summary
Recommendations
To Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh
To the Interior Ministry
To the Ministry of Justice, the Supreme Judicial Council, and the Supreme Council of Military Justice
To the Joint “Social Reconciliation Committee” Established as Part of the Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation Process
Methodology
I. The Justice System in Gaza
The Civilian Justice System
Due Process Violations during Arrest and Detention
Military Jurisdiction over Civilians
Detention without Charge, Denial of Access to Family Members and Lawyers
Arbitrary Arrest
Torture
Ineffective Oversight, Fear of Complaining
II. Case Studies
Case Files
Lawyers
Former Palestinian Authority Employees
Execution after Torture and Unfair Trial
III. Legal Standards
Acknowledgments
Annex