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October 26, 2012 10:13 am

Canada, Israel, US Call for Removal of UN Human Rights Investigator Falk

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Richard Falk, the UN's "Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967." Photo: UN Watch.

Times of Israel — Canada has joined Israel and the US in calling for the removal of the UN special investigator on human rights in the Palestinian territories, who on Thursday presented a report calling for a boycott of all companies that have dealings with Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem until they adhere to international rights standards and practices.

A spokesman for Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Richard Falk’s report was “offensive and unhelpful.”

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