Scottish Human Rights Commission calls on UK Government to take action to “end culture of impunity” in Gaza

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has today written to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, calling on the UK Government to take greater action to end hostilities and ensure accountability for unlawful acts in the current Gaza conflict.

The Commission calls for a continued cessation of all hostilities, immediate humanitarian access and accountability for all unlawful acts committed in the conflict. Calling for an end to the “culture of impunity that permits the continuing cycle of violence and human tragedy”, the Commission urges the UK Government to take several steps. These include supporting the Independent International Commission of Inquiry established by a Special Resolution of the UN Human Rights Council and supporting the implementation of those recommendations of the 2009 UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict which remain relevant, including the referral of the Gaza situation to the International Criminal Court.

The letter is available here in Word format.

Our full statement is available here in Word format.