Earlier this year, the United Nations Human Rights Council established an international independent fact-finding mission chaired by Justice Richard Goldstone, former judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. The mission’s mandate was to investigate all violations of international human rights law and international law during the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip. In September, the group released their findings.
Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell, international expert in the Law of Armed Conflicts, will analyze the process, present the report and comment on its conclusions. In addition, Sonia Boulos (NDLS J.S.D candidate from Palestine) and Ziad Abdel (NDLS LL.M. candidate from Egypt) will speak on some possible avenues and strategies for follow up at the national and international level.