Michael Mansfield QC is an English barrister
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Friday, November 04, 2011
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine Can Promote Peace, Truth and Reconciliation
Opportunities to break seemingly intractable and deadlocked situations are rare – especially on a scale which has rapidly developed this year from the beleaguered cries of citizenry across North Africa and the Middle East. There is a palpable consensus that the provenance of this movement is lodged firmly in the fundamental prerequisite for meaningful democracy: self-determination. All conventions on human rights have this tenet as a core rationale.