On the 30th of September 2022, DCI delivered a statement about children and administrative detention on behalf of Defence for Children International (DCI)- Palestine in the 51st Session of the UN Human Rights Council – General Debate Item 7 Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories.
In the statement, DCI-Palestine strongly urges all member states to:
- Demand Israeli authorities immediately end the use of solitary confinement and administrative detention against Palestinian children and enshrine the prohibition in law;
- Take urgent action to ensure accountability for violations by supporting efforts by the International Criminal Court to hold perpetrators accountable and by carrying out obligations under the Geneva Conventions or Rome Statute to exercise criminal jurisdiction and arrest persons alleged to have committed, or who ordered to have committed, international crimes.
Click here to read the full statement.