This policy paper addresses the issue of security prisoners and classified offenses from different aspects, including the ones oriented to the protection of human rights.
We propose to amend the Military Justice Law in order to prevent situations where there are detainees or prisoners in Israel whose detention or imprisonment is known only to the security authorities.
In addition, we propose to amend the Freedom of Information Law in order to oblige the authorities to differentiate between information whose disclosure might harm national security and information whose disclosure presents no such concern.
This way, secret and confidential information will remain unpublished, while information that poses no risk and whose disclosure contributes to The People’s Right To Know and reduces the violation of this right will be published.
This paper is the third in a series of publications published by Zulat, all dedicated to the issue of transparency in the state of Israel.