Harvard Law School recognizes 'Israel' as apartheid regime
Harvard joins arms with the many entities and nations of the international community to condemn the Israeli occupation as an apartheid regime that discriminates against Palestinians.
The International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School has, in a recent report to the United Nations, joined the international community by recognizing that the Israeli occupation regime is one of apartheid.
The report sent to the UN Independent Commission investigating Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people in the West Bank highlights "Tel Aviv's" discriminatory laws and regulations, which the occupation has been using to systemically discriminate against Palestinians and suppress their civil and political rights.
In a 22-page report entitled "Apartheid in the Occupied West Bank: A Legal Analysis of Israel's actions", a collaboration between Harvard, the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, found that the Israeli occupation's practices in the occupied West Bank were criminal and breached the prohibition of apartheid.
"Israel's actions in the occupied West Bank are in breach of the prohibition of apartheid and amount to the crime of apartheid under international law," the report concluded on February 28, 2022, said.
It also found that the Israeli occupation's regime denied Palestinians their civil and political rights, which constitute a violation of international law.
Through this move, Harvard has joined other academia, Palestinians, international human rights groups, civil rights advocates, and a fair share of the international community in condemning the Israeli occupation for its gruesome crimes against Palestinians that range from murder and arbitrary imprisonment to forced displacement and much more.
Groups have long been calling on world leaders and organizations to take action against the occupation for its blatant crimes, impunity, and arrogance in dealing with Palestinians and international institutions championing their rights as a people.
The Human Rights Council established the "UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel" in May 2021, following calls from the international community to investigate Israeli crimes, which the commission was mandated to do.
In detail, the UN Commission is to investigate "underlying root causes of recurrent tensions, instability, and protraction of conflict, including systematic discrimination and repression based on national, ethnic, racial or religious identity" in the occupied lands.
Last month, Amnesty International released a report condemning the Israeli occupation as an apartheid regime, documenting its crimes and practices against Palestinians in a 211-page report whose release "Tel Aviv" fought against and pulled every string to prevent.
Amnesty's move was one of the latest by an international human rights organization against the Israeli occupation, which Israeli lobbies and allies across the globe attempt to discredit for fear of exposing the true nature of the occupation.