On 9 January 2012, the military court issued a ruling in response to a request made the lawyer of a child detainee from Nabi Saleh. The laywer requested that the statements made by the child during interrogation be disqualified on the grounds that the boy's rights had been violated by his interrogators. The court rejected the arguments of the defence, ruling that the statements, which include a confession to having thrown stones, were admissible despite the judge's acknowledgement that there had been serious flaws in the interrogation.
According to ACRI's case briefing, 'Minor A. ' From Nabi Saleh - The Rights of Minors in Criminal Proceedings in the West Bank, "The detailed ruling of the court in this case provides an unconventional interpretation of many violations of the rights of minors in criminal proceedings, both on the level of policy and legislation as well as on a practical level, and at all stages of the process – from the arrest and detention through the interrogation to the legal procedures in the military courts. This ruling reflects and illustrates the widespread violation of the rights of minors in criminal procedures handled in the Occupied Territories. It testifies to the deep flaws in these procedures and reflects a need for the significant reorganization and correction of these systems."
ACRI's report is available online.