UN urged to ‘find truth’ about Gaza conflict
16 March 2009
A group of 16 of the world’s leading war crimes investigators and judges – backed by Amnesty International – has urged the United Nations to launch a full inquiry into alleged gross violations of the laws of war committed by both sides during the recent conflict in Gaza and southern Israel.
An open letter – entitled ‘Find the truth about Gaza war’ – was sent to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday. The letter’s signatories include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson and judge Richard Goldstone, formerly Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda.