Posted by: bahareiran | December 10, 2010

Distinguished international law scolars support Ashraf

The International Legal Symposium in Defense of Ashraf took place on Thursday 02 December in Brussels. The Iranian Resistance’s President-elect, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, was in attendance.

Some of the most distinguished international law scholars from the US and Europe also took part in the event, including Ms. Ruth Wedgwood, one of the most recognized jurists in the US and chair of the international law and diplomacy department and John Hopkins University, an expert in UN peacekeeping regulations and policies, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and former members of the advisory committee for the State Department.

Other prominent speakers at the symposium included: John Bolton, former Assistant Secretary of the US State Department and former US envoy to the UN, Dr. Juan Garces, former political advisor to the late Chilean President Salvador Allende, Sid Ahmad Ghozali, former Algerian Prime Minister and Chairman of the Arab-Islamic Committee in Defense of Ashraf, Professor Steven Schneebaum, prominent international law expert in the US, Francoise Serres, distinguished French lawyer, Paolo Casaca, former member of the European Parliament, David Matas, prominent Canadian lawyer and an international law expert, Jean-Pierre Spitzer, noted French jurist.

The speakers offered their legal opinions about the legal status of Ashraf and the international community’s responsibilities, in particular the US and UN responsibilities to protect the camp and respect international conventions in this regard.

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