Rachel Corrie Trial In Israel
(Updated May 29, 2014)
Breaking News: Israeli Supreme Court has heard Rachel Corrie appeal. Decision to be rendered in coming months to year.
The May 21, 2014 Israeli Supreme Court Appeal:
Members of the Corrie family attended oral appeal arguments before the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem on May 21, 2014. A final decision by the court is expected in writing in the coming months to year.
See joint statement released on the day of appeal by international legal and human rights organizations “Human Rights Groups Urge Israel to End Impunity for Killing of Rachel Corrie”.
See “Trial in the News” for links to news articles stemming from the appeal. Read the press release announcing the appeal for background information. Live coverage from the May 21, 2014 appeal hearing can also be found on Twitter.
The August 28, 2012 Israeli District Court Verdict: “A Sad Day for Human Rights”
Much has been published about the trial court verdict. Click the links below for more details:
See Legal and Human Rights Organizations’ overwhelming response, including a statement by President Jimmy Carter.
See “Trial in the News” for media reactions from around the globe.
CORRIE FAMILY TO ATTEND JERUSALEM HEARING
Nine years after filing a civil suit against the State of Israel for the wrongful death of American peace activist Rachel Corrie, her family will have their appeal heard before the Israeli Supreme Court on May 21 at 11:30 a.m. in Jerusalem. The appeal, which will be argued by attorney Hussein Abu Hussein, challenges the Haifa District Court’s August 2012 ruling which concluded that the Israeli military was not responsible for Rachel’s death and that it conducted a credible investigation.