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  3/28/2014, Adar Bet 26, 5774

Goldstone Co-Author Could Replace Falk at UN


Arab states are continuing to pressure the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) regarding the replacement for Richard Falk as the “human rights expert” who probes Israel's conduct towards Palestinian Arabs.

A day after it exposed that Arab countries were seeking to appoint Indonesia's former UN ambassador, Makarim Wibisono, to the position, the Geneva-based UN Watch on Thursday exposed the identity of another candidate that Arab states are trying to push for the job.

This time, the candidate is London School of Economics professor Christine Chinkin, who was one of the authors of the Goldstone Report, which accused Israel of committing war crimes during the Cast Lead counterterrorism operation in 2008-9, while dismissing the constant rocket attacks at southern Israel by Gazan terrorists.