U.N. Names Gaza War Crimes Panel


The United Nations has tapped three experts to investigate possible war crimes and human rights violations committed by both Israelis and Palestinians during the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip, the organization announced Monday.

A Canadian international law professor, William Schabas, will lead the panel, Reuters reports. Other members include British-Lebanese human rights attorney Amal Alamuddin and Doudou Diene, a Senegalese lawyer who has previously worked with the UN on numerous cases. Alamuddin is the highest profile figure of the three, thanks largely to her engagement to the actor George Clooney.

The team will look at “all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law … in the context of the military operations conducted since 13 June 2014” and present a report in March 2015, according to the UN

The UN Secretary General has accused Israel of violating international law in attacking UN safe sites, though Israel…

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