Goldstone Report Update

UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict (i.e. The Goldstone Report)

The United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict was established by the United Nations Human Rights Council after the Gaza War (27 December 2008 – 18 January 2009) as an independent international fact-finding mission to investigate violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly in the Gaza Strip, in connection with the conflict. The executive summary of the report is available here .


Mission Members

The Mission was headed by Justice Richard Goldstone, former member of the South African Constitutional Court and former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

The three other mission members were:

Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a member of the High Level Fact Finding Mission to Beit Hanoun (2008);

Ms. Hina Jilani, Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and former Special Representative of the Secretary General on Human Rights Defenders and a member of the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur (2004);

and Colonel Desmond Travers, a former officer in the Irish Armed Forces and member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations.