Human Rights Council Committee of independent experts (Goldstone Follow-up Committee), Chair: Christian Tomuschat
"The committee is mandated to "monitor and assess any domestic, legal or other proceedings undertaken by both the Government of Israel and the Palestinian side... including the independence, effectiveness, genuineness of these investigations and their conformity with international standards.""
(HRC Resolution 13/9
Term of office: June 14, 2010-
on November 23, 2010.)
Tomuschat personal bias:
"The head of the commission, the German jurist Christian Tomuschat, has a personal background that offers a window into the UN's position toward Israel.
Consider these remarks he gave in a 2007 interview to a German newspaper: "Israel killed the spiritual leader of Hamas in 2004, Sheikh Yassin with a missile, killing eight...Targeted killings are as ruthless as the attacks of terrorists."
When asked in the same interview if Israel's targeted killings constitute "state terrorism," Tomuschat said: "It is very much in that direction." Tomuschat also considers Israel's security fence to be unlawful in its efforts to stop Palestinian terror attacks against its population."
(UN Goldstone Commission Member Equates Israel with Terrorists
, by Benjamin Weinthal, July 15, 2010, The Weekly Standard)
"Tomuschat helped prepare a brief for PLO leader Yasser Arafat in 1996 concerning the international law aspects of the peace process.
This brief suggested that Arafat should bring his case to the UN General Assembly, which could then refer it to the International Court of Justice." (German UN Gaza war Investigator bias against Israel
, July 28, 2010, News that matters)