The Tribunal finds that Israel subjects the Palestinian people to an institutionalised regime of domination amounting to apartheid as defined under international law. This discriminatory regime manifests in varying intensity and forms against different categories of Palestinians depending on their location.
The existence of ‘racial groups’ is fundamental to the question of apartheid…..It was clear to the jury that two distinct, identifiable groups exist in a very practical sense and that the legal definition of ‘racial group’ applies to all circumstances in which the Israeli authorities have jurisdiction over Palestinians.
The Russell Tribunal on Palestin is imbued with the same spirit and espouses the same rigorous rules as those inherited from the Tribunal on Vietnam (1966-1967), which was established by the eminent scholar and philosopher Bertrand Russell, and the second Russell Tribunal on Latin America (1974-1976), organized by the Lelio Basso International Foundation for the Rights and Liberation of Peoples. The tribunal has no legal status; it operates as a court of the people.
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Folket i Bild / Kulturfront: Tribunalen konstaterar att Israels behandling av palestinierna uppfyller kraven för brott enligt artikel 2 i FN:s Konvention om Apartheid och artikel 7 i Romstadgan för den Internationella Brottmålsdomstolen. Läs mer: