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Canada’s updated trade agreement with Israel violates international law

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 15:34

    Beyond Israel’s internationally recognized border is the Palestinian territory — the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza strip — which it has occupied since the 1967 war.

    While Israel rejects that it’s the occupying power, there is a virtual wall-to-wall consensus among the international community — including the United Nations, the European Union, the International Court of Justice, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Canada — that the laws of occupation, including the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, apply in full to the Palestinian territory.

    I am a Special Rapporteur for the United Nations Human Rights Council on the situation in the Palestinian territory, and my co-author is the secretary general of Amnesty International Canada. So we know that the laws of occupation are strict.

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    (By Michael Lynk, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Western University. From The Conversation, May 29, 2019. https://theconversation.com/canadas-updated-trade-agreement-with-israel-violates-international-law-117547)

     

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