Rachel Corrie Trial In Israel
(Updated April 19, 2014)
Breaking News: Israeli Supreme Court to hear appeal in Corrie wrongful death lawsuit on May 21, 2014.
Corrie family to be present as their appeal is argued before a three judge panel in Jerusalem. More detail to be posted as the court date nears. Please check back soon!
August 28, 2012 Corrie Verdict “A Sad Day for Human Rights”
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(Haifa, Israel – August 28, 2012) – While not surprising, this verdict is yet another example of where impunity has prevailed over accountability and fairness. Rachel Corrie was killed while non-violently protesting home demolitions and injustice in Gaza, and today, this court has given its stamp of approval to flawed and illegal practices that failed to protect civilian life. In this regard, the verdict blames the victim based on distorted facts and it could have been written directly by the state attorneys.
We knew from the beginning that we had an uphill battle to get truthful answers and justice, but we are convinced that this verdict distorts the strong evidence presented in court, and contradicts fundamental principles of international law with regard to protection of human rights defenders.