Chair of UN Gaza inquiry: Netanyahu is his “favorite” to put in ICC dock
William Schabas, chair of the UN Human Rights Council’s new inquiry on Gaza, is on record as saying “his favorite” to put in the dock of the International Criminal Court is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
Some of you may have seen the statement by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, three weeks ago, complaining about the fact that the International Criminal Court focuses entirely on Africa and fails to address the man that he would like to see at the dock, Tony Blair. Actually, my favorite would be Netanyahu within the dock of the International Criminal Court.
Naturally, then, the UN named the prosecutor as judge. Full story here.
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Hillel Neuer is executive director of UN Watch, a non-governmental human rights organization in Geneva, Switzerland. An international lawyer, Neuer has been described by the Tribune de Genève as a human rights activist who is “feared and dreaded” by the world’s dictatorships. Israel's Ma’ariv newspaper ranked Neuer as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Jewish People in the World.” Hillel Neuer is a renowned speaker who has published widely, testified before the United Nations and the U.S. Congress, and appeared on CNN, BBC, and Al Jazeera. On September 14, 2016, the City of Chicago adopted a resolution declaring “Hillel Neuer Day” in recognition of his work as “one of the world’s foremost human rights advocates.” In June 2018, McGill University awarded Neuer with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, citing his work as “an innovator” in “creating global platforms for courageous dissidents and champions of human rights from around the world,” and for being “a passionate advocate for human rights, fighting tirelessly against discrimination, torture, and injustice."