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UN: one member unavailable to serve on Gaza Commission

UN Rights Council notes one member unavailable to serve on Gaza Commission

12 August 2014

In a statement released today, the President of the Human Rights Council, Baudelaire Ndog Ella said he “regrets” that the Commission, which is now operational, will not benefit from Amal Alamuddin's expertise in the field.

Mr. Ella said he had approached a number of individuals as potential candidates before issuing a statement yesterday that announced his decision to appoint three of them as commissioners.

A number of hours after the President's statement was issued, Ms. Alamuddin, announced that she was not in a position to accept this role.

“The President of the Human Rights Council will decide on the way forward and on how to best support and strengthen the Commission of Inquiry in its activities,” according to today's statement.

On 23 July, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution requesting to appoint a “commission of inquiry to investigate all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip, in the context of the military operations conducted since 13 June 2014.”

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