The Pillay Report Under Scrutiny — UN Watch Side Event, June 13, 2022

On June 13, 2022, as the United Nations in Geneva debates the Pillay Report, the controversial new document came under scrutiny by a panel of renowned experts at a UN Watch event held on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council. See video above.

The Pillay Report, released this week, offers a blueprint of what is to come from the U.N. Commission of Inquiry, chaired by Navi Pillay, which was granted a perpetual mandate to report annually in Geneva and New York on alleged war crimes and discrimination in wake of last year’s Hamas-Israel war.

The report turns a blind eye to Palestinian terrorism and embraces the Hamas narrative that Israel is the root cause of all conflict.

Many expected a biased report given that commission chair Navi Pillay has a record of lobbying governments to ‘sanction apartheid Israel’. In addition, she declared Israel guilty in the very conflict of last year that she is meant to investigate. To read UN Watch’s request for Navi Pillay to recuse herself, click here.

 

The Pillay Report Under Scrutiny — UN Watch Side Event
United Nations, Geneva, June 13, 2002

10:00 AM: International Legal and Military Experts on the 2021 Hamas-Israel War

Chair: Hillel Neuer
Executive Director of United Nations Watch, international lawyer, human rights activist

CLICK FOR VIDEO

Colonel Richard Kemp

Former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, counter-terrorism expert, author.

CLICK FOR VIDEO

Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Corn

Distinguished Professor of National Security Law, South Texas College of Law.

CLICK FOR VIDEO

 

11:30 AM: Root Causes of the Conflict & Allegations of Systematic Discrimination

Yoseph Haddad

Israeli Arab human rights activist, CEO of Together – Vouch For Each Other.

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Anne Herzberg

Human rights lawyer, author, NGO Monitor Legal Advisor and UN Representative.

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Olga Meshoe Washington

South African attorney and human rights activist.

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Einat Wilf

Author of “War of Return,” former Member of Knesset, foreign policy advisor to Shimon Peres, consultant at McKinsey.

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

UN Watch