Growing international criticism of UN Human Rights Council’s one-sided historical and legal narrative

By Andrew Tucker, Program Director, thinc. Earlier this week in Geneva, 22 UN member states (coordinated by the United States) signed a statement to the UN Human Rights Council expressing very strong legal and policy concerns with the establishment in 20221 of the Council’s Commission of Inquiry (COI) into Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The occasion…


Why Durban and the BDS Movement are problematic under International Law

In this op-ed, the authors place the facts and consequences of the 2001 Durban Declaration in the light of international law. What was once intended as a call against racism and discrimination has turned into a manifestation of anti-Semitism whose consequences are manifested to this day, including in the form of the BDS movement. Certainly no reason for a celebratory commemoration.


Durban, de BDS beweging en het internationaal recht

In deze bijdrage plaatsen de auteurs de feiten en gevolgen van de ‘Durban Verklaring’ van 2001 in het licht van het internationaal recht. Wat ooit bedoeld was als een oproep tegen racisme en discriminatie is uitgemond in een manifestatie van antisemitisme waarvan de gruwelijke gevolgen zich tot op de huidige dag manifesteren, o.a. in de vorm van de BDS beweging. Bepaald geen reden voor een feestelijke herdenking.

BDS and anti-Semitism

HRW’s Inconsistency and Incoherence Continues: EJIL: Talk! Symposium on A Threshold Crossed

The author demonstrates razor sharp that the central agenda of the “apartheid campaign” is to delegitimize and demonize Zionism and the existence of Israel. HumanRightsWatch’s artificial and manipulative process under the façade of systematic legal analysis is used to provide support for, and mutually reinforces, the political objective – to delegitimize Jewish self-determination.