Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


The International Commission of Jurists, concerned about the workings of the military justice system in the West Bank and Gaza, sent three distinguished international lawyers to undertake an investigative mission in June and July 1989. As a result of this mission, they prepared a fair and objective factual report. The Report focuses on concerns regarding continuing reports of mistreatment and torture of suspects during interrogation, the inability of defense attorneys to visit their clients, and inadequate charges. The Report also contains numerous recommendations on topics such as improving the treatment of arrested persons, sentencing on guilty pleas, and family visits.