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Supreme court decides to hold local elections in West Bank, call them off in Gaza

PNN/ Ramallah/ The Palestinian Supreme Court in Ramallah during its session on Monday decided to carry on with the local elections in the West Bank and call them off in the Gaza strip. Lawyer Tony Salman told PNN that the court decided to go on with the elections in the West …

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Palestinian court suspends local elections

High court decision comes after disputes between the rival Fatah and Hamas movements over candidate lists. A Palestinian court has ordered the suspension of local elections in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip scheduled for October 8, AFP news agency reports. The decision, made by the high court in …

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Is Abbas overstepping his authority with decision to form new court?

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas chairs a Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, May 4, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)   RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian public prosecution, the Supreme Judicial Council and the Bar Association are currently studying a draft law on …

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EUPOL COPPS supports Fair Trial in Palestine

On Wednesday 27 July, EUPOL COPPS supported several  Justice and Police Institutions in organising a donor event on the topic of “fair trial”. The aim of the meeting was to show to the international donor community a unity of purpose within the Justice Sector in the ambition to achieve the …

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3 Death Sentences implemented in Gaza without Presidential Ratification: PCHR Stresses it is Extra-judicial Execution and Strongly Condemns it

Ref: 30-2016 On Tuesday, 31 May 2016, security services in the Gaza Strip implemented 3 death sentences that were previously issued by the judicial authority in the Gaza Strip without the ratification of the Palestinian President. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns this step and stresses that …

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Concepts and Main Actors of Financial Oversight in the Security Sector

Financial oversight in the security sector is a key instrument for ensuring that public funds allocated by the state for the security of the people are spent in a transparent and accountable manner. However, the financial management of security sector institutions is often characterised by opacity rather than transparency. Even …

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Medium-Term Strategic Financial Planning for Security Sector Institutions: Tools and Techniques

Financial oversight in the security sector is a key instrument for ensuring that public funds allocated by the state for the security of the people are spent in a transparent and accountable manner. However, the financial management of security sector institutions is often characterised by opacity rather than transparency. Even …

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The budget cycle and the security sector

Financial oversight in the security sector is a key instrument for ensuring that public funds allocated by the state for the security of the people are spent in a transparent and accountable manner. However, the financial management of security sector institutions is often characterised by opacity rather than transparency. Even …

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Auditing and Integrity in the Security Sector

Financial oversight in the security sector is a key instrument for ensuring that public funds allocated by the state for the security of the people are spent in a transparent and accountable manner. However, the financial management of security sector institutions is often characterised by opacity rather than transparency. Even …

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Al Mezan Calls for Immediate Stop to the Execution of the Death Penalty in Gaza and Full Respect of Palestinian Law

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Al Mezan) views with grave concern the announcement of impending execution of death sentences by the authorities in the Gaza Strip. If carried out, these executions will be done without the approval of the president of the Palestinian Authority as stipulated in Palestinian law. According …

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