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Israel’s offensive on Gaza and the Goldstone report – Wednesday, 17 March, 6:30 pm – 8 pm, Houses of Parliament

UN Photo/Jean-Marc FerreIsrael’s offensive on Gaza and the Goldstone report:  Colonel Desmond Travers & Professor Iain Scobbie

Wednesday, 17 March, 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Desmond Travers, a retired colonel in the Irish army, was the only member of the Goldstone Commission with a military background. He is hugely experienced, having commanded troops in Lebanon, the Balkans and Cyprus as part of EU and UN peace support missions.  He is now on the Board of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations, (IICI) based in The Hague. Colonel Travers will speak on the conduct of the offensive, and particularly on the consequences that are still with us relating to the weapons used, the military operations and the continuing blockade, and the effect of all that on the environment in Gaza.

Professor Iain Scobbie (SOAS) will speak on issues of international law raised by the hostilities and on the Goldstone Report. Professor Scobbie is the Sir Joseph Hotung Research Professor in Law, Human Rights and Peace Building in the Middle East, at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He specialises in public international law, particularly relating to the Israeli-Palestinian situation.

Committee room 4, House of Lords. Please use St. Stephen’s Entrance, (the main visitors entrance, down a large ramp) & allow up to 20 minutes to clear security.

Nearest tube: Westminster: Jubilee, Circle & District lines. buses: 3, 12, 24, 77a, 88, 159, 211, 453
Places are limited, so please RSVP to to confirm your attendance.

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