Canadian lawyer Michael Lynk served as the UN's "Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in the [occupied] Palestinian territories" from 2016 to 2022. During his mandate Lynk faced intense criticism from pro-Israel voices, and Israel banned him from even visiting occupied Palestine. Nonetheless, he distinguished himself remarkably over his six-year term, and just issued a final report concluding that Israel is practicing apartheid. As his tenure comes to an end, Tom and Michael chat with Lynk about his most recent report, and his experiences overall as UN Special Rapporteur.
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Links from this podcast:
- Lynk's final report to the UN Human Rights Council: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, March 21, 2022
- UN Office of the High Commission for Human Rights' profile on Michael Lynk
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