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Palestine: ICHR participates in Special Session of Human Rights Council

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Palestine’s Independent Commission for Human Rights recently took part in the 21st Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council.


Palestine's Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) recently took part in the 21st Special Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council regarding Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip.

Randa Siniora, ICHR's Executive Director, presented a speech describing the Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip.

The Human Rights Council voted to form a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the war crimes committed in the Gaza Strip. The Commission of Inquiry will also investigate the possible use of prohibited weapons in the Gaza Strip.

Documents from the session are available at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/SpecialSessions/Session21/Pages/21stSpecialSession.aspx

The session can also be viewed online (Ms Siniora's speech is at 1:30:22).

Date: 7 August 2014

Source: Independent Commission for Human Rights


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