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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 07.10.09 | 14:11 (IST)

    the report has no legal force whatever. it is simply a report. the urc has no judicial role at all under the un charter. the urc is made up of some of the worst violators of human rights in the world. no country, be it israel or any other, can accept the conclusions of a report which emanates from this body. your claim that the report violates the principle of equality before the law would be a defence only in a court of law. in the muddied waters of international relations, as practiced by the un, such principle is only a political one. since the repoort has no legal standing, israel has no reason, as a sovereign, to pay attention to it legally. israel's fight will be a political one. should the security council adopt the report as its own, to great peril to many member states, then israel will have to decide on the next course of action.

    from the article: A license to kill
    First published 02:10 06.10.09 | Last updated 09:21 06.10.09
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