The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution Organized a Round Table Meeting Titled “Guests Overcrowding in Police Lock-ups: Reality and Suggested Solutions”

The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution organized a meeting titled ” Guests overcrowding in police lock-ups, reality and proposed solutions ” on September 1st, 2016 from 12:30 pm to 14:30 pm in Alsalam Abu Hasira Restaurant on Gaza beach, in partnership with the joint program between UNAIDS, the United Nations Development Programme and the UN Women, “strengthening the rule of law: Justice and security for the Palestinian people, Sawasya”, as a part of the project “An advanced step towards justice in the Gaza Strip”.

The session aimed to spot light on the living conditions in police lock-ups with a large number of prisoners, which leads to the spread of disease and not to give employees rights under the law. Many representatives of the public prosecutor of the judiciary, the Directorate of reform and rehabilitation, the public relations of the police, human rights organizations and lawyers took part in that session. The participants presented the problem and made the necessary recommendations including the aftercare to integrate the prisoners, activating the alternative sanctions and rapid trials to address the Supreme Judicial Council, activating the guarantees, having a cooperation between the institutions interested in alleviating the overcrowded guests, converting the crime of Tramadol abuse from a felony to a misdemeanor and finding solutions for the prisoners who are convicted of financial crimes, activating the role of reconciliation and the role of public relations and emphasizing the need to speed up the filing of indictments by prosecutors and an advisory opinion regarding the Zakat for garmin.

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