Israeli Prisons Ordinance Amendment No. 43 - Prisoner-Attorney Meetings

Criminal Law and Procedures
An additional amendment to the Israel Prisons Ordinance was passed on 14 May 2012, allowing for restrictions on security prisoners’ access to legal counsel.

Under the new law, the IPS Director may restrict the number of lawyers able to visit a prisoner or group of prisoners for a period of three months, and to extend the period for an additional three months with the approval of the Attorney General.

The law also allows a district court to extend the period of prohibition for up to six months at a time, without examination of any evidence against the prisoner or the group of prisoners.

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