The United Nations Human Rights Council says former New York judge Mary McGowan Davis has been appointed to a UN commission investigating Israeli regime’s crimes in its war on the blockaded Gaza Strip.
According to Press TV, the decision was made during an emergency session of the 47-nation council on Monday.
The probe team was formed under a resolution proposed by Palestine, which has an observer status at the council.
“In carrying out its work, the Commission of Inquiry will aim to establish the facts and circumstances of human rights violations and crimes perpetrated in order to identify those responsible,” the council said.
The top human rights body ordered the probe in July, despite severe opposition from Israel and the US. The Israeli regime has denounced the investigation as biased against Tel Aviv.
McGowan Davis has served on a previous team that investigated Israel’s 2008-2009 war on Gaza, whose findings were dismissed by Tel Aviv. An acting justice on the supreme court of the US State of New York from 1986 to 1998, she is a well-known expert on transitional justice and human rights law.