Children in Chains – Israel’s Twilight Zone
Saturday 10 Nov 2012, 1 to 5pm • Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor, Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh EH12 5EF
• Gerard Horton, International Advocacy Officer – lawyer, Defence for Children International, based in Ramallah
• Aimee Shalan, Director of Advocacy and Communications, Medical Aid for Palestinians
• Dr Michael Kearney, lecturer in Law, Sussex University & legal consultant for Palestinian rights body, al Haq
Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People
In the West Bank the detention of Palestinian children and young people by the Israeli military occupation forces, their treatment in the military courts, all go largely unreported
and unchallenged. From the minute the children are detained, blindfolded or hooded, the
treatment by their gaolers and military justice system can only be described as abusive and
inhumane with credible reports of exposure to ill-treatment and torture.
Detained in late night raids, torn away from their family with parents denied the right
to accompany them, the children will be exposed to solitary confinement, the use of leg irons and shackles.
Signed confessions in Hebrew, a language most do not understand, is not uncommon.
The Seminar will explore the reality for Palestinian children under occupation, the
obligations on the state of Israel, as an occupying power and member of the human
race, towards these children. The Seminar will be of interest to everyone who
believes that children should be treated as children.
Accommodation is limited. Please pre-register to book your place at the Seminar. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.
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