Israel critics comprise UNHRC’s permanent war-crimes probe

Israel critics comprise UNHRC’s permanent war-crimes probe

International jurist Navi Pillay was tapped to head the United Nations Human Rights Council’s permanent three-person probe into alleged Israeli war crimes. All three panelists have a history of activism and inflammatory rhetoric against Israel. The UNHRC voted to mandate such a probe at a special May 27 session in Geneva held in the aftermath of the 11-day Gaza war in May and the ethnic riots between Jews and Arabs that rocked the country. Pillay is known in Israel for her work as the former high commissioner for the Human Rights Council from 2008 and 2014. In that time, Pillay appointed four fact-finding missions targeting Israel, more than any other country, including the Goldstone Report, which was later discredited by its lead author. She was responsible for the appointment of the deeply anti-Israel Richard Falk as Special Rapporteur for the Palestinians, and she convened the Durban II conference against racism, which gave antisemitic former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad a platform, which he used to deny the Holocaust. According the UN, the South Africa native is currently serving as Judge Ad …
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