John Dugard Professor of Law; Former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Palestine

John Dugard  is a professor of law who lived in South Africa during  the apartheid era where he actively opposed apartheid. He now lives in The Netherlands. He was a  member of the UN International Law Commission and has served as a Judge ad hoc of the  International  Court of Justice. He chaired international fact-finding missions into the violation of human rights by Israel in the Second Intifada and in its attack on Gaza in 2008-9. From 2001 to 2008 he was UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Palestine. Today he provides legal advice and publishes on Palestine.