Open Letter to U.N. Secretary-General over Treatment of Palestinian Prisoners

Palestine Legal joined the Center for Constitutional Rights and other groups in calling on on U.N. Secretary-General Guterres to urge Israel to comply with the U.N. standard minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners and international law on detention. 

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We urge you to publicly call for the State of Israel to ensure that its arrest and detention policies are in full compliance with its obligations under international human rights and humanitarian law, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment as well as relevant international standards, including the U.N. Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisons.

 Over 1500 Palestinian prisoners are on a hunger strike in Israeli prison. 

Over 1500 Palestinian prisoners are on a hunger strike in Israeli prison.