|PCHR Submits Written and Oral Statement to the 21st Session of the Human Rights Council|
|Monday, 24 September 2012 00:00|
For the 21st Session of the Human
Rights Council, taking place in
In advance of the Secretary-General’s report on the follow-up to the Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, both the written statement, titled “The right to a remedy: Pursuit of reparations in response to violations of international law”, and the oral statement provide the Human Rights Council with an update on the progress made on the implementation of the recommendations of the Fact-Finding Mission.
In particular, the submissions address the lack
of accountability in
The information provided in the oral and written statements is based on PCHR’s longstanding tradition of providing free-of-charge legal assistance to Palestinian civilians, and is focused on the status of civil (reparation) and criminal complaints which have been submitted to the Israeli authorities in relation to alleged violations of international law committed in the context of “Operation Cast Lead”.
An analysis of Israel’s investigative system
and the absolute lack of accountability engendered by this system lead to the
unequivocal conclusion that the recommendations set out in the UN Fact-Finding
Mission on the Gaza Conflict to the Security Council have not been implemented.
In light of the situation, PCHR suggests again
that a Chapter VII Security Council referral of the situation in
Written Statement: “The right to a remedy: Pursuit of reparations in response to violations of international law” (pdf)
Oral Statement: “Update on the Progress made in the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict” (pdf)
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