UNHRC appoints West Bank settlement probe

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July 6, 2012 18:45

The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Friday appointed three international jurists to a three-member fact finding mission to probe Israeli Wast Bank settlement activity and Jewish building in east Jerusalem.

The three jurists are: Christine Chanet of France, Unity Dow of Botswana and Asma Jahangir of Pakistan.

“I have appointed three highly distinguished individuals to carry out the Council’s fact-finding mission to investigate the implications of Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem,” said UNHRC President Laura Dupuy Lasserre.

She spoke to the council of the settlement probe as it wrapped up its 20th session in Geneva. The council had ordered the probe at its 19th session in March.


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