Tommy Sheppard – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Tommy Sheppard on 2016-03-24.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the use of administrative detention in that country.

Mr Tobias Ellwood

We remain concerned about Israel’s extensive use of administrative detention which, according to international law, should be used only when security makes this absolutely necessary. Officials regularly raise concerns about the treatment of administrative detainees with their Israeli counterparts.