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Israel and its advocates have a new target in sight: Head of UN inquiry William Schabas

Israel and its supporters are pivoting to their next adversary: the United Nations Human Rights Council and William Schabas, who has been tapped to lead the inquiry. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has already issued an advertisement printed in...Show More Summary

George Clooney Fiancée Turns Down UN Post, Remains Anti-Israel

On Monday, George Clooney's fiancée, Lebanese-born international lawyer Amal Alamuddin, turned down an appointment to serve on a special three-person panel for the United Nations Human Rights Council. However, she did not turn the position...Show More Summary

Israel PM says UN rights body legitimises 'terror groups'

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out Wednesday at the UN Human Rights Council, accusing it of granting "legitimacy to terror organisations" by investigating Israel for alleged war crimes in Gaza.

Israel Slams UN Human Rights Council Choosing 'Anti-Israel' Lawyer to Head Gaza Conflict Inquiry

Israel has strongly spoken out against the appointment of Canadian international lawyer William Schabas to head the U.N. Human Rights Council's inquiry into the Gaza conflict, accusing the lawyer of setting himself against the Jewish state and suggesting that the commission has already indicated it will have an anti-Israel bias.

Palestinians say UN probe will prove Israel war crimes

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said Tuesday a probe by the UN Human Rights Council will prove Israel committed war crimes and violated humanitarian law during its Gaza offensive. Speaking after Israel complained that the...Show More Summary

Clooney's fiancee opts not to join UN Gaza probe team

Hollywood star George Clooney's fiancee Amal Alamuddin has declined her nomination to join a commission probing Israel's Gaza offensive, the head of the UN Human Rights Council said Tuesday. In a statement, Baudelaire Ndong Ella said...Show More Summary

Israel furious as UN unveils Gaza probe team

Israel lashed out on Tuesday after the UN Human Rights Council named the man who will be running an inquiry into its Gaza offensive. Canadian international lawyer William Schabas, who will head the commission, is widely regarded in Israel...Show More Summary

UN Appoints 'Unbiased' Human Rights Panel to Investigate Israel-Gaza Conflict

JERUSALEM -- On Monday, the UN announced its appointees to a special 3-person Human Rights Council (HRC) panel that will look into allegations of human rights abuses and violations of international law in the Israel-Gaza war. Leading the panel will be William Schabas, Canadian international law expert and a well-known critic of Israel. Show More Summary

BBC: 'Civilian' Casualty Figures Supplied by Hamas Require Caution

If Israeli attacks in Gaza have been "indiscriminate," as the UN Human Rights Council says, why have they killed three times as many “civilian” men as women? Anthony Reuben, the head of Statistics for BBC News, points out ample reason...Show More Summary

Human Rights Watch: Syria’s air strikes defy UN resolution

Human Rights Watch sharply criticised the Syrian air force Wednesday for intensifying strikes on Aleppo, despite a UN Security Council resolution ordering all sides in the conflict to stop indiscriminate attacks. The New York-based group...Show More Summary

Human Rights Watch: Syria’s air strikes defy UN resolution

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Human Rights Watch sharply criticised the Syrian air force Wednesday for intensifying strikes on Aleppo, despite a UN Security Council resolution ordering all sides in the conflict to stop indiscriminate attacks. The New York-based group...Show More Summary

Time for U.S. to Leave UN Human Rights Council

The UN Human Rights Council held a special session in Geneva on July 23, 2014 to declare effectively that Israelis do not have human rights. The session ended with a resolution that launched an "investigation" into what the Council decided in advance were Israel's violations of Palestinian rights. Show More Summary

What countries are the most hypocritical on human rights?

Courtesy of Kate at Wronging Rights, here is Wednesday’s UN Human Rights Council vote on investigating Israel for war crimes in Gaza: And here is the vote four months ago to investigate Sri Lanka: Most flip. From Kate: This is interesting (or depressing, … Continue reading ? The post What countries are the most hypocritical on human rights? appeared first on Chris Blattman.

UN Rights Council Agrees on Probe into Alleged Gaza ‘War Crimes’

The United Nations Human Rights Council today decided to launch an independent inquiry into purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.

Israel's Justice Minister Tells Off UN

Predictably, the United Nations Human Rights Council decided to launch a commission of inquiry on Wednesday into alleged war crimes...

US Only Country to Vote No on UN Resolution Against Killing Civilians in Gaza

American exceptionalism strikes again. This time it manifested itself as the US being the only country on the United Nations Human Rights Council to vote against investigating the killing of civilians in Operation Protective Edge. The...Show More Summary

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