10 NOVEMBER 2014
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York
SECRETARY-GENERAL LAUNCHES INQUIRY BOARD TO EXAMINE DEATHS,
INJURIES AT UNITED NATIONS PREMISES DURING 50-DAY GAZA WAR
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General has established an internal and independent United Nations Headquarters Board of Inquiry into certain incidents that occurred in the Gaza Strip between 8 July and 26 August 2014.
The Board will be led by Patrick Cammaert (The Netherlands) and includes as its other members Maria Vicien-Milburn (Argentina), Lee O’Brien (United States), Pierre Lemelin (Canada) and K.C. Reddy (India). It will review and investigate a number of specific incidents in which death or injuries occurred at, and/or damage done to, United Nations premises. The Board will also review and investigate incidents in which weapons were found to be present on United Nations premises. The Secretary-General expects that the Board will enjoy the full cooperation of all parties concerned.
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For information media • not an official record
Document Type: French text, Press Release, Secretary-General press release, Statement
Document Sources: Department of Public Information (DPI), Secretary-General
Subject: Armed conflict, Casualties, Gaza Strip, Human rights and international humanitarian law, International presence, Legal issues, Population, Protection, Security issues
Publication Date: 10/11/2014