Daniel Taub, Principal Deputy Legal Adviser, State of Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will speak on "Israel, the Palestinians, and International Law". This is the 3rd event of a 3-part lecture series titled, "The Goldstone Report and International Law - Three Perspectives".
The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA Israel Studies Program, and UCLA School of Law International Human Rights Program proudly present a 3-part lecture series to offer 3 perspectives on the Goldstone Report. All lectures will be free and open to the public. Parking is available for $10 and may be purchased at the parking kiosk located at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme Avenues. Related events in the series are posted below.
The UN Human Rights Council ("UNHRC") appointed a fact-finding mission to investigate violations of international human rights and humanitarian law by all parties during the recent Gaza conflict (December 27, 2008-January 19, 2009). The mission headed by the respected South African international law expert, Richard Goldstone, produced a 575 page document, known as the “Goldstone Report,” based on interviews with witnesses on all sides, public hearings, and review of over 10,000 pages of documents, 30 videos and 1200 photographs documenting the conflict. The report concluded that both Israel and Palestinian armed groups perpetrated war crimes and other serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. The report also recommended that Israel and the Palestinian government in Gaza conduct credible internal investigations to hold responsible parties accountable, failing which the international community should take action to ensure accountability.
The report was met with immediate controversy, with Israel and the US opposing its adoption by the UNHRC, on the grounds, inter alia, that it would detract from efforts to relaunch a peace process between Israelis and Palestinians. The debate in the UNHRC, discussions in the UN General Assembly and the possibility of a Security Council referral offer a novel context to consider the influence of international human rights and humanitarian law.
Parking available in lot 2, $10. See campus map below.
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