In a HARDtalk interview shown on 2nd May 2008, Stephen Sackur talks to Professor Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territories
As the international donors conference takes place in London, Israel is under international pressure to improve the living conditions of Palestinians.
Richard Falk is the new UN Special Rapporteur mandated to monitor human rights in the Occupied Territories, but Israel has denied him a visa because of his past comments likening the Israelis’ behaviour to that of the Nazis.
On the day he takes up his new post Stephen Sackur asks Richard Falk - can he be a credible witness?
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