5,000 student signatures and counting
In an effort to take advantage of the momentum towards accountability that the report of the Fact Finding Mission on Gaza 2009 (Goldstone report) created in Palestine and the international community, Students at Al-Quds University launched an international campaign to collect signatures from university students and youth around the world on a letter addressed to UNSG Ban Ki Moon urging him to take action re-the recommendations of the Goldstone report. The campaign aims at raising awareness about Gaza, the plight of the Palestinian people, and efforts towards accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Palestine.
The campaign aims to contribute to efforts around the world to end the culture impunity we live in and establish an honest rule of law. A significant step towards accountability for the war on Gaza was taken when the Goldstone report was adopted by the Human Rights Council in 2009. It is now the time that accountability begins to allow justice to the victims and signify a change around the world. Human dignity lies in justice, and accountability is the people's means to establish a word regime of human rights.
In addition to signature collections the campaign includes film showings, presentations, discussions, and lecture related to Gaza, the war on Gaza, and the Goldstone report.
The campaign takes Al-Quds Human Rights Clinic for its centre. The initial phase of the campaign was focused on AQU Abu Dis campus where 5,000 plus signatures were collected until this moment.
The second phase of the campaign is two fold