Anat Biletzki, Professor of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University. Albert Schweitzer Visiting Professor, Quinnipiac University, is giving this lecture tonight:
The Goldstone Report (Report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict) was commissioned by the United Nations Human Rights Council “to investigate all violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law that might have been committed at any time in the context of the military operations that were conducted in Gaza…” After three months of investigation it was published as an official document in the context of international humanitarian law and international human rights law; it was received, however, as a political manifesto. The ensuing citations of its highlights, explications of its content, commendations of its daring, admonitions against its conclusions, denials of its empirical results and analysis, and accusations of its biases merit a critical assessment. Professor Biletzki’s point is not to evaluate its factual and legal substance – though that may serve as necessary background – but rather to appraise the subsequent discussion as a political conversation.
Whin: TODAY: Monday, February 1 @ 8:00 pm
Whur: Russell House