The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Richard Falk, condemned this week’s ruling by an Israeli judge blocking a civil suit filed by the family of a young American activist killed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza, in 2003. This is his statement:
Coming almost a decade after her death beneath the tracks of an armored Israeli bulldozer in the Gaza Strip, the verdict in the Rachel Corrie case was the farthest thing from a surprise. By the time Israeli judge Oded Gershon gathered his robes about him and took his seat in an airy Haifa courtroom Tuesday […]
In evaluating the significance of the Charles Taylor trial, it is necessary to strip away the partisanship with which many have responded to its judgment.
Riad Seif, one of the main figures in the Syrian opposition and who suffers from cancer, was charged Sunday by the Syrian court of violating the ban on demonstrations, according to his lawyer Khalil Maatouk. “Riad Seif was brought before the court that indicted him , ” said his lawyer, president of the Syrian Center […]
Caretaker Justice Minister Ibrahim Najjar has reportedly referred an article published in Al-Akhbar newspaper to the Judicial Investigative Committee, according to a statement issued Friday by his office.
The Justice Palace in Baabda was evacuated on Wednesday after receiving a bomb threat. Explosives experts, backed by police dogs, rushed to the scene to secure the area and search for the bombs. According to AFP no bombs were found .
By: James Zogby
As Lebanon waits for the STL indictment, the slogan “unity or justice” should be rejected as establishing a false dichotomy. Lebanon needs both.
Following a meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Michele Sison Former Lebanese president and Phalange Party leader Amin Gemayel said that throughout the world, achieving justice establishes stability, “except in Lebanon where justice threatens the peace and targets Lebanon’s credibility before the international community.” Gemayel ‘s comment comes following reports of Hezbollah leader’s insistence