New Rules of Procedure of the Ad Hoc Conciliation Commission in Palestine v Israel

Author: Jan Eiken
Published: 23.05.2022
The inter-State procedure under Articles 11-13 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) lay dormant for over 50 years before its activation in March-April 2018 in three inter-State communications, Qatar v Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2018), Qatar v United Arab Emirates (2018) and Palestine v Israel (2018). These were the first three inter-State communications submitted to a UN human rights treaty body.  ICERD’s inter-State procedure unfolds before two bodies. Under Article 11, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) decides on preliminary questions of jurisdiction and admissibility. If CERD rejects these preliminary objections,…