UN Rights Council Appoints 3 Women To Examine How Israeli Settlements Affect Palestinians [View all]
By The Associated Press July 6, 2012 8:20 AM
GENEVA - The U.N.'s top human rights body has appointed three independent experts to conduct a fact-finding mission on how Israel's West Bank settlements affect Palestinians.
The president of the U.N. Human Rights Council, Uruguay Ambassador Laura Dupuy Lasserre, on Friday named three women to the panel: Christine Chanet of France, Unity Dow of Botswana and Asma Jahangir of Pakistan.
Dupuy Lasserre said their mission will be to look how the Israeli settlements impact "the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Palestinian people."
The Geneva-based 47-nation council passed a resolution in March to establish such a probe.