The UN Human Rights Council has appointed a three-member panel to investigate possilbe humanitarian law violations during Israel’s Gaza assault, according to Ma’an.The commission is to be headed by William Schabas of Canda, an international law professor at Middlesex University in London. The other members include Amal Alamuddin, a British-Lebanese lawyer, and Doudou Diene of Senegal, UN former Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, New York-based news agency Bloomberg has reported.
An open letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signed by a number human rights experts, including former UN Special Rappoteur Richard Falk, has been posted at the Palestinian News Network (PNN).
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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.