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UN expert calls Israeli conduct in Gaza ‘institutionalised impunity’

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UNITED NATIONS: The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Balakrishnan Rajagopal, has called for establishing a new special tribunal if the International Criminal Court (ICC) does not take swift measures to prosecute the war in Gaza.

In a post on the X platform, Rajagopal wrote: “What has happened in Gaza is the result of what I call institutionalized impunity. Impunity for occupation. For a war of extermination. Genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. If the ICC does not act very soon, we need a special tribunal for Gaza and action by States”.

“If the ICC does not act any time soon, there will be a need for an international tribunal for Gaza and action on the part of states,” he added.

Libyan Ambassador to the Netherlands, Ziad Daghim, has said that his country and a group of states, led by Palestine, submitted a lawsuit against Israel to the ICC. The lawsuit aims to prosecute the Israeli army over mass killings it perpetrates in Gaza.

Published in Dawn, December 26th, 2023


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