John Jay Students For Justice in Palestine present Child Imprisonment of Palestinian Children in Israeli Jails with guest speaker Bradley Parker from the Defense for children international Palestine .
Tuesday October 15
1:30 Community Hour
North Hall Cafeteria 2nd floor
John Jay College
899 10th Avenue, New York, 10019
Defense for Children International Palestine (DCI-Palestine), an independent child rights organization, is dedicated to defending and promoting the rights of children living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. For over 20 years, we have investigated, documented and pursued accountability for grave human rights violations against children; held Israeli and Palestinian authorities accountable to universal human rights principles; advocated at the international and national levels to advance access to justice and protections for children; and provided direct legal aid to children in distress DCI-Palestine will discuss how Palestinian children are affected by Israel’s prolonged military occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza. The presentation will focus on the widespread and systematic ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention. The process of arrest, transfer and interrogation will be described from a child’s perspective where nearly 75 percent of children experience some form of physical violence. Based on DCI-Palestine’s experience documenting abuses and providing legal aid to children charged in the Israeli military court system, the presentation will also highlight the dual legal systems operating in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the disparity between legal protections provided to Palestinian children and Israeli children. Practical recommendations to curb abuses will also be presented.
Bradley Parker is international advocacy officer and staff attorney at Defense for Children International Palestine. He leads DCI-Palestine’s legal advocacy efforts on Palestinian children’s rights. Parker regularly writes and speaks on the situation of Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly issues involving detention, ill-treatment and torture of child detainees within the Israeli military detention system and violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont and received his J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law.