Gaza: A Human Rights Story


Secondary Level

This lesson explores the sometimes difficult discussion about the Israel and Palestine conflict and the question of human rights. The lesson begins with the U.N Declaration of Human Rights, the war on Gaza and its place within international law. Students will be introduced to the investigation work of Richard J. Goldstone, a former South African Constitutional court judge who served as the chief prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda from 15 August 1994 to September 1996, and in 2009 led an independent fact-finding mission created by the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate international human rights and humanitarian law violations related to the Gaza War. Students will then discuss the work of other human rights organizations and take a position.