Panel held on the sidelines of the 27th Session...
On the sidelines of the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council, the ODVV held a panel on
According to ODVV public relations in this panel which started with the showing of a short film on crimes against humanity in Gaza, and then three experts presented speeches.
The first speaker was Ms. Rania Madi, Palestinian human rights activist listing some of the violations committed against children's rights in Gaza and said: "Sadly because of the impunity that Israel has, human rights continue to be violated in Palestine." She stressed: "studies that have been conducted indicate that Israel has committed crimes, and despite former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pellay's statement, Israel continues to commit crimes."
The next speaker was Mr. Ali Alsarai while listing crimes committed by IS terrorist group in Iraq and Syria that include the slaughter of civilians, children, and selling women as slaves, and making millions of innocent people homeless, he called upon the international community to help Iraq fight terrorism. He stressed that only this way Iraq could defeat terrorism and prevent it from spreading to other countries and regions.
The final speaker was Hassan Fartowsi, international law doctorate student in University of Geneva, reviewed crimes committed by IS from the international law perspective. Raising the question whether crimes committed by IS can be deemed as crimes against humanity he went on to say: "The UN Security Council resolution which references reports made by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on IS, this terrorist group has committed crimes and the ICC can prove this case."