UN rights council to hold special session on Lebanon conflict Jaime Jansen at 12:16 PM ET
[JURIST] The UN Human Rights Council [official website] announced Wednesday that it will hold an emergency session on Friday to discuss the ongoing Middle East conflict [JURIST news archive] and its worsening impact on Lebanese citizens. Responding to a special request from Tunisia on behalf of the UN Group of Arab States and the Organization of the Islamic Conference [advocacy website], the Council decided [press release, DOC] to immediately convene a special session "to consider and take action on the gross human rights violations by Israel in Lebanon," including an Israeli airstrike on the Lebanese village of Qana [JURIST report] that killed at least civilians according to updated counts.
Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format.