Saturday, 10 November 2012

Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission Hearing On Palestine


Venue: Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail, PWTC
Date: 20-21 November 2012
Time: 9am - 5pm

The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCC) has received numerous complaints on the atrocities and possible war crimes committed against the Palestinian people.

The KLWCC, in accordance to its aims and functions, will investigate these complaints to ascertain if any of the following crimes - crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, crimes of genocide and war crimes – have been committed against the Palestinians. The Commission after hearing the testimonies of the witnesses will prepare a report of its findings and determine if any charges are to be filed based on these complaints.

In January 2003, the late Rachel Corrie had said this of Gaza - “I couldn’t even believe that a place like this existed.”

The Commissioners, who will be hearing the testimonies of witnesses, will be headed by Musa Ismail, a former Magistrate, who is currently a practicing lawyer. The other Commissioners include lecturer and author Prof Hans-Christof von Sponeck, who was also a former UN Assistant Secretary General responsible for humanitarian operations in Iraq, Nobel peace prize nominee Denis J. Halliday, who worked for the UN for 34 years and was head of the UN Humanitarian Programme in Iraq, Dr Zulaiha Ismail, former Dean of the Centre for Graduate Studies Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and currently actively involved with NGOs specifically on the plight of the Palestinians and lastly, Michel Chossudovsky, a professor of economics and author of several books.

The Commission will be conducting an open hearing on the complaints on 20 -21, November 2012, from 8.30 – 5.00 pm at the Dewan Tun Dr Ismail at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend the event.

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