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Israel’s Observer Status at AU faces legal challenge

The Media Review Network and the Palestine Solidarity Alliance is proud to be part of an international coalition of lawyers, researchers and advocacy groups as complainants seeking reversal of the illegal and unilateral decision by the African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki which granted the Zionist entity observer status within the organisation.

The coalition, consisting of New York-based attorney Stanley Cohen, Palestine Solidarity Alliance, MRN and Johannesburg-based lawyer Nadeem Mohamed and Advocate Shabnam Mayet and others from Belfast and Belgium filed a complaint with the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights seeking a reversal of Israel’s Observer Status at the African Union on the grounds of war crimes, crimes against humanity and apartheid.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) last month expressed its opposition to this decision.

The comprehensive 200 page complaint includes declarations from victims of the most recent onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Media Review Network and Palestine Solidarity Alliance together with other local and international partners are confident that this well researched complaint will be thoroughly investigated, considered and the illegal decision eventually overturned as it does not represent the will of the African people.


Issued by

Dr. Ahmed Haroon Jazbhay for MRN and Naazim Adam for PSA

For Media enquiries contact

1) Nadeem Mohamed

082 341 1808

2) Adv. Shabnam Mayet

072 178 6102

3) Stanley Cohen

+1 (917) 544-5471