To mark Human Rights Day, LPHR can announce that it recently made a legal submission to the UN independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 Protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
The concise submission focuses on legal aspects that arise from the use of force during the Gaza protests. It opens with a short executive summary and includes sections on the applicable legal framework for use of force during protests; our analysis of Israel’s Supreme Court judgment on the rules of engagement; and a closing section on individual criminal responsibility. We hope it will be of assistance to the Commission’s investigation.
We can also report today that following our correspondence and in-person representations with the UK government, we have received an assurance that it will in principle support the eventual report of the Commission of Inquiry, should it be “impartial and thorough”. The Commission of Inquiry’s report is due to be completed by the next session of the UN Human Rights Council in March 2019.
Please feel welcome to read our legal submission to the Commission of Inquiry here.