Geneva, 22 August 2018 — The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Vojislav Šuc (Slovenia), was informed yesterday by Professor David Crane that he has decided to resign as chair and member of the Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory due to a personal circumstance that has arisen.

The President has accepted the resignation of Professor Crane, whom he appointed on 25 July this year, and is now considering next steps.  The current members of the Commission are Sara Hossain (Bangladesh) and Kaari Betty Murungi (Kenya).

The Commission of Inquiry, established on 18 May this year by Human Rights Council resolution S-28/1, is scheduled to present an oral update to the Council on 24 September 2018.

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