April 3, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 3, 2011, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the UN to retract the Goldstone Report. The official finding was released by the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict in September 2009 and concluded that both Israeli and Palestinian forces committed war crimes during ...[read more]
April 17, 2011
by Ben Klaber
JURIST Guest Columnist Laurie Blank of Emory Law School says the Goldstone "retraction" does not mitigate the report's damaging effects on the law of war. Among the report's flaws, it ignored the element of intent for the war crime of intentionally killing civilians, and it failed to condemn ...[read more]
April 3, 2011
by Drew Singer
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on the UN to retract the Goldstone Report following statements made by Richard Goldstone in a Washington Post op-ed. The Goldstone Report, which found that Israel committed war crimes in Operation Cast Lead after a fact finding mission, ...[read more]
September 15, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 15, 2009, the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, headed by Richard Goldstone, found evidence of war crimes committed by both Israeli and Hamas forces during Operation Cast Lead. The report found that Israel regularly impermissibly disregarded the welfare of civilians and ...[read more]
November 6, 2009
by Zach Zagger
The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution giving Israel and Palestine three months to conduct independent investigations into possible war crimes committed during last winter's Gaza conflict. The General Assembly voted 114-18 with 44 abstentions expressing support for the Goldsto... ...[read more]
November 4, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnists Laurie Blank of Emory Law's International Humanitarian Law Clinic and Gregory Gordon of the University of North Dakota School of Law say that the most glaring failure of the controversial Goldstone Commission Report on the Gaza conflict has gone unnoticed.... The Goldston... ...[read more]
October 26, 2009
by Hillary Stemple
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday announced the formation of a task force to respond to the Goldstone Report, which accused both Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Hamas fighters of war crimes during last winter's Operation Cast Lead. The task force will be led by Justice Minis... ...[read more]
October 21, 2009
by Dwyer Arce
Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor called Wednesday for an independent Israeli investigation into the war crimes allegations detailed in the Goldstone report, which accuses Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Hamas fighters of war crimes during last winter's Operation Cast Lead. The Israel... ...[read more]
October 15, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday reiterated her support for the recommendations of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict. In a statement to the 12th Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian ...[read more]
October 12, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Joe Stork: President Obama and his team have another opportunity to do the right thing regarding the report of the UN Fact-Finding Commission on the Gaza Conflict when the UN Security Council meets on October 14 for an open debate on the Middle East. The Commission's report and recommenda... ...[read more]

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