On 21 and 22 November 2023, more than 120 academics, human rights lawyers, researchers, human rights activists, public representatives and citizens appalled by the continuing violence and serious human rights violations that Palestine has suffered for 75 years and by the recent escalation of violence that represents one of the most serious episodes of crimes against humanity, war crimes and serious h uman rights violations that humanity has experienced in recent years, are meeting within the framework of th e International Conference “Colonialism and impunity in Palestine. Key Proposals for Accountability”.
As a result of this conference, the undersigned recognize that the actions amount to genocide that Palestine has been experiencing for a month and a half is part of a historical process of continuous human rights violations that have gone unpunished, impunity that feeds the consolidation of a regime of apartheid and colonialism of occupation. It is this very system that prevents victims from seeking redress for the serious violations of rights they suffer. Therefore, it is essential to seek ways of justice and to break the cycle of impunity, so that the international community can contribute to ima gining scenarios of truth, justice, reparation and measures of non repetition for the victims of serious human rights violations in Palestine. International institutions, third states and international civil society have an essential role to play in helpi ng to break the cycle of impunity and build horizons of justice.
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