AJIRI 39: The 19th (March 2012) Session of the UN Human Rights Council

April 2012

Laying the Foundation for another Goldstone Report
Following the conclusion of the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council, at which five resolutions directed against Israel were adopted, the Government of Israel decided to  break off all contacts with the Council, and thus with the staff of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.  Its action was prompted by one of the five resolutions, a resolution “to dispatch an independent international fact-finding mission … to investigate the implications of the Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic, cultural and social rights of the Palestinian people.”