CJPME Debrief

Michael Lynk reflects on Israeli apartheid and his tenure as UN Special Rapporteur

April 12, 2022
CJPME Debrief
Michael Lynk reflects on Israeli apartheid and his tenure as UN Special Rapporteur
Show Notes

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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