UN appoints new head of Gaza probe on border clashes

United Nations Human Rights Council appoints Santiago Canton as the new head of its commission investigating the deadly clashes on the Gaza border in recent months.

The statement says Canton will chair the three-member commission that also lawyers Sara Hossein from Bangladesh and Betty Murungi from Kenya in probing alleged human rights violations, including war crimes, committed during the weekly “March of Return” protests on the border that began in March 30.

Canton is a human rights lawyer from Argentina and the former executive secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Last month, American academic and law professor David Crane stepped down as chair of the commission citing “personal reasons.”

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