Joint Statement by Palestinian and Israeli orgs on need for civil compensation for Palestinian civillians

Israel has the duty to investigate and prosecute alleged violations of international humanitarian and human rights law committed against Palestinian civilians and must provide equal and effective access to justice for victims. Furthermore, as the Occupying Power in occupied Palestine, Israel is liable to provide compensation to victims. Israel has failed to comply with these duties. Numerous legal, procedural, and practical obstacles in the Israeli civil and criminal legal system contribute to the systematic denial of the right of victims to effective judicial remedy. Israel's violation of Palestinian victims' right to effective remedies is of pressing concern. The signatories of the Joint Statement call on the international, Israeli and Palestinian legal communities to confront these challenges and to help remove the obstacles to justice and redress for Palestinian victims.

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