The Palestinian judiciary is largely under-resourced and subject to frequent political attacks and executive pressure. Judges are overworked and underpaid.
Competing sources of law and overlapping court systems with conflicting jurisdiction give rise to confusion and instability within the judiciary. State Security Courts remain the primary concern, with trials occurring at night and without appropriate safeguards to ensure a fair trial. The Palestinian Authority operates in the absence of a constitutional framework guaranteeing the fundamental principles of human rights and the separation of powers.
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Attacks on Justice 2002Publications