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Prof. Saul Takahashi on the Role of the United Nations in Palestine

Prof. Saul Takahashi on the Role of the United Nations in Palestine
In the event organized by the Faculty of Law, the role and responsibilities of the United Nations in the face of the ongoing violations of international and humanitarian law in Palestine were discussed in all aspects.

Saul Takahashi, Professor of Human Rights and Peace Studies at Osaka Jogakuin University and former Deputy Head of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, who was the guest of the event held on March 5, 2024 in cooperation with the Faculty of Law, Ibn Haldun University Center for International Law and Human Rights and Ibn Haldun University Center for Conflict Analysis and Peace Studies, discussed the ongoing events in Palestine since October 7 and the position of the United Nations from his perspective.

The United Nations' Fast-Track Decision-Making Mechanism Has Not Worked When It Comes to Palestine

In the event, Prof. Takahashi evaluated the stance of the United Nations, an international organization established on October 24, 1945 to protect world peace and security and to establish economic, social and cultural cooperation among nations, against the Palestinian-Israeli war. Prof. Takahashi, who lived in Palestine for 5 years and carried out many studies on Palestine, mentioned that the world has been watching the massacres in Palestine for years, and in his presentation, he presented the failure of the United Nations and its relevant mechanisms to implement urgent measures on the Palestinian issue comparatively within the framework of contrary examples. Stating that states and international organizations apply double standards in the face of Israel's brutal actions, Takahashi emphasized that the international legal order avoids concrete steps towards Palestinians and Palestinian territories, and that silence prevails in the United Nations regarding a permanent and equitable solution. 

The event, which was realized with the intense interest of the participants, ended after the question and answer session.