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August 13, 2014

Meet the Latest UN Arbiters of War Crimes in Gaza

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) -- not known for their fairness and objectivity toward Israel-- has appointed a new panel of judges to decide whether or not human rights abuses, war crimes or violations of international law have taken place by either side in the Gaza confrontations. Of course, the last time the notoriously biased HRC did something like this , the resulting investigation and report were so biased and unreliable that the lead investigator, Richard Goldstone, ultimately reconsidered and recanted.

So who are the new arbiters appointed by the HRC?

William Schabas, a Canadian international law expert, was chosen to lead the panel. Schabas is well known for his anti-Israel comments and has decided, well in advance of any investigation that Israel's leader is to blame. Here is a video of Mr. Schabas, publicized by UN Watch, which is demanding that Schabas recuse himself or be fired because of his pre-existing bias.

Then there is Doudou Diene, who served as United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance between 2002—2008. His 2007 report on Islamophobia was deemed "seriously flawed" by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU).

The third member of the panel, Amal Alamuddin,,a British lawyer who has achieved celebrity as George Clooney's fiancée, has declined to participate.

Posted by rh at August 13, 2014 03:46 PM


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