Wednesday 9 October 18:00 - 20:00

BPP - London - Holborn Centre
68-70 Red Lion Street
London
WC1R 4NY

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Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights Student Network Event

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LPHR Student Event - Wednesday 9th October 2019 at 6pm


“ANALYSIS OF THE UN COMMISSION OF INQUIRY REPORT INTO THE GAZA PROTESTS”

Guest speakers from Medical Aid for Palestinians and LPHR


BPP Holborn Campus (Room 3.7), 68-70 Red Lion Street, WC1R 4NY

Drinks and nibbles will be served

Open to all law students!


The UN Commission of Inquiry Investigation, established by a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council in May 2018, found that 189 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces at the weekly civilian demonstrations of the 'Great March of Return', 183 by live ammunition. It found that among the casualties were children, medical workers, journalists and persons with disabilities, all of whom are entitled to special protection under international law. The Commission found reasonable grounds to believe that medical workers, journalists, some children and some people with visible disabilities were shot intentionally. The Commission also found that more than 6,100 individuals were injured by live ammunition, many receiving catastrophic, life-changing injuries that over-stretched a Gaza health system already “deteriorated owing to the blockade”. The Commission crucially confirmed the legal framework that should govern Israel’s policing and use of force at the protests is “that of law enforcement, based in international human rights law.” It concluded, “While not all demonstrators were peaceful, the commission found reasonable grounds to believe that the excessive use of force by Israeli security forces violated the rights of the thousands who were.” Critically it found “reasonable grounds to believe that some violations constitute international crimes”, including potential war crimes and crimes against humanity.

LPHR's Student Network Event will provide an evening of analysis on the UN Report, with guest speakers from Medical Aid for Palestinians and LPHR.




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