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Volume 42, Issue 2

Navigating the Judicial Terrain Under Israeli Occupation: Palestinian and Israeli Lawyers in the Military Courts

This research seeks to shed light on one professional group practicing in the Israeli Occupied Territories: defense lawyers representing Palestinians before the Israeli military courts. These lawyers—Israeli and Palestinian—are important actors within a judicial apparatus, which has been in place since 1967, and is part of a prolonged military occupation. Over the years, the military court system in the Occupied Territories has taken several steps to professionalize, mainly by incorporating numerous universal features that characterize civil courts operating in liberal democracies. These include the exclusion of lay judges (non-jurist military personnel) from the bench, the adoption of special trial procedures for minors, allowing appeals on interim and final decisions, and generally amending the military substantive and procedural rules to resemble those of the Israeli civil system.

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Recommended Citation:
Neta Ziv, Navigating the Judicial Terrain Under Israeli Occupation: Palestinian and Israeli Lawyers in the Military Courts, 42 Fordham Int'l L.J. 729 (2018). 
Available at: https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ilj/vol42/iss2/11

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