Thursday, September 24, 2009

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)

But above all, I accepted because I believe deeply in the rule of law and the laws of war, and the principle that in armed conflict civilians should to the greatest extent possible be protected from harm.
-- Richard Goldstone (right), former Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and former Justice of South Africa's Constitutional Court, in Justice in Gaza, an op-ed discussing his recent service as head of the U.N. Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict. Commissioners -- Goldstone, LSE Professor Christine Chinkin, Pakistan Supreme Court Advocate Hina Jilani, and Irish Colonel Desmond Travers -- issued a report to the Human Rights Council (newest member: USA), finding war crimes on both sides, in mid-September. The report's available in full here.

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