Israeli to chair UN Human Rights Committee

July 4, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Yuval Shany, the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been selected to lead the United Nation’s Human Rights Committee. 

Yuval Shany

The Human Rights Committee (and not the Human Rights Council from which the United States withdrew on June 20, 2018) is a body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by its State parties.

This marks the first time in history that an Israeli will lead the Committee.

“Currently, the UN’s Human Rights Committee faces several challenges, chiefly that we live in an international climate that no longer supports human rights.  As head of the committee, I hope to harness its positive and apolitical influence to secure human rights for all citizens of the world,” shared Shany.



3 Responses to “Israeli to chair UN Human Rights Committee”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    We are constantly told that the UN is against Israel. This appointment quashes that myth.

  2. Bella Ceruza says:

    Congratulations to Professor Shany, who seems a great guy. If you read his take on the current Gaza conflict, you will be led tounderstand why has been chosen to head the UNHRC.

  3. Erica Edelman says:

    Let’s hope he’s the man who can put it
    All back together again ..
    GO ISRAEL !!!

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