Tuesday, April 5, 2011
GOLDSTONE: QUESTIONS FROM A LAW PROFESSOR
Ed Rabin is a widely-respected retired law professor from the University of California, Davis King Hall School of Law. (Full disclosure: I am a graduate of King Hall) Professor Rabin has a few questions that Judge Goldstone neglected to answer:
According to the UN’s infamous Human Rights Council, it has refused to change the status of the Goldstone Report since it does not take action on the basis of a op-ed piece in a newspaper. Much as I despise the HRC, it has a valid point here. Goldstone was one of four members of the Goldstone committee and there is no indication that any of the other members of the committee agree with Goldstone’s latest position.
This raises a serious question. Has Goldstone attempted to persuade the other members of his committee? If not, why not? If he has, what has been their response? Has Goldstone officially approached the HRC and informed it that he wants to amend the original report or at least file a minority or dissenting opinion? If not, why not?
Judging by his silence on the question of amending the report, one can surmise that he has taken no such action. As of now, it appears that he wants it both ways—to keep his one-sided and erroneous report in play while simultaneously claiming to have partially retracted it. I eagerly wait to learn of his next step on the crooked path he has chosen to follow.