U.N. Call For Submission Of Testimony

The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict (established pursuant to resolution A/HRC/RES/S-21/1) has the mandate to “to investigate all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip, in the context of the military operations conducted since 13 June 2014, whether before, during or after”. The Commission of Inquiry interprets this mandate as including investigations of the activities of Palestinian armed groups in Gaza, including attacks on Israel, as well as the Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip and Israeli actions in the West Bank including East Jerusalem. The Commission of Inquiry is looking at a broad range of alleged violations committed by all parties, and is considering the full range of human rights, including economic, social and cultural rights. The Commission of Inquiry will report to the Human Rights Council in March 2015.

The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict invites individuals, groups and organizations to submit information and documentation related to its mandate, as outlined in the summary above.

Procedure for submissions:

Submissions should be sent no later than 15 February 2015 in a written form and must include the contact details for the author(s) of the submission;
Submissions may be sent:

By email to: coigaza@ohchr.org

By post to: The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict, Palais de Nations, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland

  • Please indicate whether the submission, or any part of it, should be treated confidentially.
  • The Commission of Inquiry encourages contributors to submit information in all UN languages and in Hebrew.
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