Who is Craig Mokhiber?
UN Human Rights New York Office Director Craig Mokhiber has resigned in protest over timidity of key parts of UN system on issues pertaining to Palestinian Human Rights.
In his resignation letter he said, “This is a text-book case of genocide. The European, ethno-nationalist, settler colonial project in Palestine has entered its final phase, toward the expedited destruction of the last remnants of indigenous Palestinian life in Palestine.”
A lawyer and specialist in international human rights law, policy and methodology, he has served the UN since 1992.
Mokhiber has worked for the UN since 1992, serving in a number of increasingly prominent roles. He led the high commissioner’s work on devising a human rights-based approach to development, and acted as a senior human rights adviser in Palestine, Afghanistan and Sudan.
In March, Israelies officially objected to to Craig Mokhiber’s social media posts against the Jewish state.
They said, “Craig who holds the influential position of Director of the New York Office of the OHCHR, and who has served in various capacities at the United Nations since 1992. Mokhiber has played a key role in the UN human rights system over three decades. Yet his long history of publishing virulently anti-Israel statements makes him unfit for a role as a leading UN official, let alone for its human rights office.”
Below is the full text of Craig Mokhiber’s resignation letter: