The UN and the Question of Israeli apartheid

Apartheid is defined in the International Convention for the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as institutionalized regime of racial domination and systematic oppression that commits inhumane acts similar to those committed in Southern Africa in the past, with the aim of maintaining that regime.

With international law rarely working in favour of the nations of the Global South, the struggle of the people of Southern Africa against apartheid, and the international anti-apartheid movement that supported their struggle, represent a major political success of decolonized nations and the human rights movement. For Palestinians, re-connecting to that struggle and building on it are of strategic necessity for escaping the current deadlock of oppression and impunity.

Read the attached briefing about the need for accountability to Israeli apartheid at the level of the UN. 

Sanctions and governments
Monday, November 2, 2020