UN rights chief unveils members of independent probe into Gaza conflict

The top United Nations human rights official today announced the composition of the independent committee tasked with monitoring Israeli and Palestinian investigations into the deadly conflict in the Gaza Strip that ended early last year.

Gaza flotilla inquiry must comply with standards, UN expert says

Any inquiry set up by Israel to investigate the Gaza flotilla incident which led to the deaths of nine civilians must be given a genuine capacity to find facts or it will not be considered credible, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions said today.

Ban in phone talks with leaders of Turkey and Israel on probe into ship incident

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today held telephone discussions with the Prime Ministers of Turkey and Israel on options for moving forward with the investigation called for by the United Nations Security Council following the incident in which a convoy of aid ships bound for Gaza was intercepted leading to loss of life.

Security Council calls for prompt, impartial probe into deadly Gaza convoy incident

The Security Council today condemned the acts that led to the deaths of at least 10 civilians after the Israeli military yesterday intercepted a convoy of aid ships bound for Gaza, calling for a “prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation.”