Child Protection Reports
Bulletin No. 1: October 2013
All children in contact with military courts, law enforcement and justice institutions, whether they are juvenile justice systems, juvenile military courts or juvenile military detention, should be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
All children in contact with judicial systems should be treated with dignity and respect at all times. For several years, national lawyers, human rights organizations, United Nations experts and treaty bodies have been publishing reports of illtreatment of children who come in contact with the Israeli military detention system.
Following an increasing number of allegations of ill-treatment of children in military detention, UNICEF has conducted a review of practices related to children who come into contact with the military detention system, from apprehension, to court proceedings and outcome.
The hostilities between Hamas and the Israeli military during the period of 14 to 21 November 2012 were harmful to the well-being of children and women. To better guide the humanitarian response in support of the affected children, UNICEF coordinated a rapid psychosocial assessment on the impact of the situation on children.
This document has been prepared to provide an interagency psychosocial evaluation report that is a pilot model of tools for the monitoring and evaluation of psychosocial interventions for children. It will inform programming in the occupied Palestinian territory and globally, in areas where crises of a long-term nature persist.