John Dugard is in Gaza to investigate possible war crimes

According to a report published yesterday (Friday) by Ma’an News Agency, John Dugard — the former Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory (who has since been replaced by Richard Falk) — is in Gaza as part of a human rights fact-finding mission sponsored by the Arab League at the invitation of the Palestinian Centre [yes, it uses British spelling] for Human Rights.

Ma’an added that “Among the experts on the five-day fact-finding mission are John Dugard, the former UN Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories, Finn Lenghjem, a judge and legal expert; Paul De Waart, an international legal expert; Gonzalo Boye, a Spanish lawyer, Francisco Corte Real, an expert in forensic medicine. Other international lawyers and Arab League officials are also in the delegation … The delegation entered through the rarely used Rafah crossing, which is controlled by Egypt”. This report can be read in full here.

UPDATE (5 March): The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights has now put out a press release which has just recently been posted on its website — it’s dated 26 February — and can be read in full here.
The press release notes that “In the coming weeks, the mission will prepare a report on the conclusions of their investigations to be submitted the secretariat general of the League of Arab States”.

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