Pax Christi International submitted a written intervention on the situation in Jerusalem before the 15th session of the Human Rights Council due to take place 13th September – 1st October 2010 at the United Nations in Geneva.
Pax Christi International urges the Human Rights Council to focus on the numerous and disastrous violations of human rights in Jerusalem. Recently, political tension in the city has increased. Following increased international pressure on Israel to halt its policies to change the permanent status of the city and violation of international law, Israel has reacted in defiance and recently the city has witnessed a new wave of challenges to international humanitarian law. Jerusalem a city of two peoples and three religions could be a key example to a just and lasting peace. Due to its special status, violations in the city do not only affect its residents but the global community at large.
Read the full submission in 2010-0539-en-me-HR.