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Richard Anderson Falk (born November 13, 1930) is an American professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University, the author or co-author of 20 books and the editor or co-editor of another 20 books, speaker, activist on world affairs, and an appointee to two United Nations positions on the Palestinian Territories.


In 2008, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) appointed Falk to a six-year term as a United Nations special rapporteur on "the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967." Some of his official reports, as well as other writings, have been criticized by Israeli officials and some diplomats.

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This article is not an exhaustive analysis of Russia's foreign policy. Rather, it is a reflection based on Russian and Western sources, without adopting mainstream positions of either.
Recently, British universities cancelled professor Richard Falk guest speaking on Israel, and an event with journalist Rania Khalek was also cancelled at the University of North Carolina over her support of a Palestinian student group.
Most importantly, it avoids a careful inquiry into whether the Palestinians are victims of violations of international humanitarian law. Such an inquiry is not far-fetched since they have been living in the West Bank without rights under military ...
*Richard Falk is Albert G Milbank Professor Emeritus of international law at Princeton University and Research Fellow, Orfalea Center of Global Studies.
The senators did not mention that the ESCWA report was co-written by Richard Falk, a renowned legal scholar who is also Jewish.
The senators did not mention that the ESCWA report was co-written by Richard Falk, a renowned legal scholar who is also Jewish.
"Since the presidency of Donald Trump, the US has reinforced its support for Saudi Arabia's aggression against Yemen," Richard A. Falk said in an interview with Tasnim news agency. "The nature of this aggression is a flagrant violation of the UN ...
Detailing the most controversial charge of apartheid in Israel itself, the report argues that voting rights of Arab citizens lose significance because Israel's Basic Law bars any political parties that deny Israel's identity as both Jewish and ...
Detailing the most controversial charge of apartheid in Israel itself, the report argues that voting rights of Arab citizens lose significance because Israel's Basic Law bars any political parties that deny Israel's identity as both Jewish and ...
Detailing the most controversial charge of apartheid in Israel itself, the report argues that voting rights of Arab citizens lose significance because Israel's Basic Law bars any political parties that deny Israel's identity as both Jewish and ...
Along with many prominent figures including former UN Palestine special rapporteur Richard Falk and I, Daniel Blake director Ken Loach and writer Paul Laverty, they urged football's international governing body to tell Israel's FA to revoke the clubs ...
Along with many prominent figures including former UN Palestine special rapporteur Richard Falk and I, Daniel Blake director Ken Loach and writer Paul Laverty, they urged football's international governing body to tell Israel's FA to revoke the clubs ...
In the fifty page report, two US academics, one of them professor Richard Falk an Emeritus Professor of Law, detail why and how that 'regime' applies to Israel.
The key word there isafter. And here is another irony in this story of serially rampaging bombs-away presidents. Richard Falk writes that World War II ended with an historic understanding that recourse to war by individual nations could no longer be ...
The conference, entitled "international law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Exceptionalism and Responsibility", hosted around 40 speakers and 140 participants, and made no effort to disguise its anti-Zionist agenda.
Participators at this year's event can expect there to be some prominent speakers, including Richard Falk, a professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University. Similar to previous events, they are also expecting to have live Entertainment ...
international law professor and former United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian Territories, Richard Falk, was in the United Kingdom on March 13 to give a 10-day series of talks for the launch of his new book, "Palestine's ...
Richard Falk writes that World War II ended with an historic understanding that recourse to war by individual nations could no longer be treated as "a matter of national discretion.
From right to left: John Reynolds, lecturer in international law at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth; Salma Abu-Sitta, civil engineer, and founder and president of Palestine Land Society; Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus, Princeton ...
British-born Professor Geoffrey Alderman, meanwhile, spoke in support of Zionism. "Our starting point is suffering, not big ideas," said Oren Ben-Dor, professor of law and philosophy at Southampton University, the organiser and promoter of the original ...
The report was authored by Richard Falk, a former UN human rights investigator for the Palestinian Territories, and Virginia Tilley, professor of political science at Southern Illinois University. Before leaving his post in 2014, Falk had said Israeli ...
The UN tried to bury the scathing report, while Zionist shrills tried to discredit the co-authors, Richard Falk and Virginia Tilley, but as one commentator put it, "you can kill the messenger, the message is out there.
Attending the international law & the State of Israel conference at City Hall, Cork, were Dr. John Reynolds, National University of Ireland, Maynooth; Dr. Salman Abu-Sitta, Land Society Palestine; prof. Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus, Princeton ...
... by an appraisal - authored by renowned academic, longtime Palestinian supporter and former UN special rapporteur Richard Falk and another professor - that "concludes on the basis of overwhelming evidence that Israel is guilty of the crime of ...
Mr Falk is one of 40 speakers appearing at the three-day conference which is titled "international law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Exceptionalism and Responsibility" and was originally scheduled for Southampton University in 2015.
And we have been following the Israel lobby since our very first issue in 1982, so it's a special pleasure to introduce our first keynote speaker - Professor John Mearsheimer. He is the R. .... That Greater Israel, as Richard Falk and Virginia Tilley ...
The university said it supported "freedom of speech within the law". ... The conference's keynote speaker, Prof Richard Falk, has previously said Israel's actions in the Palestinian occupied territories possessed characteristics of colonialism and ...
The report was authored by Richard Falk, professor of international law and Practice Emeritus at Princeton University and a former UN human rights rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories, and Virginia Tilley, professor of political science at ...
Richard Falk today made the keynote speech at a conference debating the right of Israel to exist when he accused the Zionist leadership of escalating a campaign of violence around the world.
"They tested us again and this ridiculous report, the Falk report came out," referring to the document's author Richard Falk, who she proceeded to criticize. "I don't know who the guy is or what he's about, but he's got serious problems," she said ...
In an article for Middle East Eye, international law professor, Richard Falk said it "was clearly labelled as being the work of independent scholars, and did not necessarily reflect the views of the UN.
We don't have a greater friend than Israel. And to see that happen was not only embarrassing, it was hurtful," she said. Haley also criticized a UN report released in March, in which author Richard Falk, a Princeton professor emeritus, describes Israel ...
Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College.
University Professor Emeritus of international law and Practice Richard Falk was blocked from lecturing in two universities in the United Kingdom after co-authoring a report calling Israel an "apartheid" regime.
Before being released, the study had been sent by ESCWA for review to three distinguished international experts on human rights and international law, each of whom submitted highly favourable reports as to the scholarly contribution of the report. So ...
Two British universities have cancelled events planned for the launch of former UN special rapporteur for Palestine Richard Falk's new book. The professor of international law was scheduled to speak Saturday about his new book, "Palestine's Horizon", ...
Two British universities cancelled talks by international law professor Richard Falk this week after he co-authored a UN-commissioned report that concluded Israel is an "apartheid state".
Six months ago, the UN's Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) asked Virginia Tilley and me to write a study examining the applicability of the international criminal law concept of apartheid to Israel's policies and practices toward the ...
"The University of East London has taken the difficult decision to cancel a book launch by professor Richard Falk, which was scheduled to take place at our Stratford campus on Tuesday 21 March 2017," said a university spokesperson.
... by an appraisal - authored by renowned academic, longtime Palestinian supporter and former UN special rapporteur Richard Falk and another professor - that "concludes on the basis of overwhelming evidence that Israel is guilty of the crime of ...
That it was drafted by Richard Falk, a man who has repeatedly made biased and deeply offensive comments about Israel and espoused ridiculous conspiracy theories, including about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is equally unsurprising.
Two British universities cancelled talks by international law professor Richard Falk this week after he co-authored a UN-commissioned report that concluded Israel is an "apartheid state".
Two British universities have cancelled events planned for the launch of former UN special rapporteur for Palestine Richard Falk's new book. The professor of international law was scheduled to speak today about his new book, "Palestine's Horizon", ...
... by an appraisal - authored by renowned academic, longtime Palestinian supporter and former UN special rapporteur Richard Falk and another professor - that "concludes on the basis of overwhelming evidence that Israel is guilty of the crime of ...
He accused Israel of "the subjugation of [Palestinians'] humanity", and also cited a UN Security Council resolution in December that called the construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank a "flagrant violation" of international law. ... The ...
When Jewish students at the prestigious London school of economics protested a book launch for notorious anti-Israel activist Richard Falk, security staff reportedly tried grabbing their signs. Falk delivered a lecture on Monday at the London School of ...
The carrot-and-stick approach of the 2014 referendum is subject to the law of diminishing returns; offering yet "more powers" is difficult, now that the low-hanging fruit has been picked, and Project Fear II would likely suffer the same fate as last ...
For more, we speak with the co-author of the report, Richard Falk. He's professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and previously served as the U.N. special rapporteur on Palestinian human rights. ... Amy Goodman: To talk more ...
A U.N. agency published a report written by lightning rod human rights expert Richard Falk that accuses Israel of imposing an "apartheid regime" of racial discrimination on the Palestinian people.


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