UN Human Rights High Commissioner Calls For a Criminal Investigation Into the Killing of Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh


13 June 2022

UN High Commissioner’s Oral Update on global human rights developments to the 50th Human Rights Council session (Excerpts)


I call on the Israeli authorities to open a criminal investigation into the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, to promptly make conclusions and findings public, and to hold perpetrators accountable. Under international human rights law, Israel should investigate and ensure appropriate accountability for every case of death and serious injury inflicted by Israeli Forces.  The prevailing climate of impunity is fuelling further violations and violence – the now chronically high levels of killings and injuries of Palestinians, including children, by Israeli Forces in the occupied Palestinian territory have continued in the first six months of 2022.



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