Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Credible, Independent and Conforming to International Standards: Criteria for domestic investigations into violations relating to the conflict in Gaza and southern Israel

The United Nations has concluded that both Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups had committed grave violations of international law during the 22-day conflict in Gaza and southern Israel that began on 27 December 2008. The UN General Assembly has specifically called upon both the Government of Israel and the Palestinian side to investigate these violations. In this document Amnesty International urges the Israel authorities and the Hamas de facto administration in Gaza to ensure that their investigations meet the standards of independence, credibility and conformity with international standards.

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