Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Goldstone report: a history

The UN fact-finding mission into the war in Gaza has been fraught with disagreements and accusations from the start

"More than 1,400 Gazans and 13 Israelis were killed in the Gaza war from 27 December to 18 January 2009. A UN fact-finding mission, headed by Judge Richard Goldstone, was established in April 2009. Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, had declined an invitation by the UN human rights council to head the committee, saying the mandate "was not guided by human rights and international human rights law but by politics"

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