The Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists, which has been active in promoting an anti-Israeli agenda, convened its " Australia national hearing" on 14 and 15 March. The panel seeks "to examine the compatibility of laws, policies and practices, which are justified expressly or implicitly as necessary to counter terrorism, with international human rights law and, where applicable, with international humanitarian law." Participants on the panel include Mary Robinson who was the UN Human Rights Commissioner from 1997 to 2002 and presided over the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, September 2001, where Zionism was equated with racism. Other panelists include Arthur Chaskalson of South Africa, Georges Abi Saab of Egypt, Hina Jilani of Pakistan and Robert K. Goldman from the U.S. Future hearings will cover countries in the Middle East.



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