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Francis Boyle, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of International Law at the University of Illinois College of Law
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“First: We must immediately move for the de facto suspension of Israel throughout the entirely of the United Nations system… Second: Any further negotiation with Israel must be conducted on the basis of Resolution 181 (II) [1947 Partition Plan] and the borders it specifies; Resolution 194 (III) [Right of Return]… Third: We must abandon the fiction and the fraud that the United States government is an ‘honest broker’ in the Middle East… Fourth: We must move to have the U.N. General Assembly adopt comprehensive economic, diplomatic, and travel sanctions against Israel… Fifth: The Provisional Government of the State of Palestine must sue Israel before the Internatioanl Court of Justice in the Hague for inflicting acts of genocide against the Palestinian People… Sixth: We must pressure the Member States of the U.N. General Assembly to found an International Criminal Tribunal for Palestine (ICTP) in order to prosecute Israeli war criminals… Seventh: Concerned citizens and governments all over the world must organize a comprehensive campaign of economic disinvestment and divestment from Israel…”

“The Big Lie,” Counterpunch, Mar. 31, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Served as Legal Advisor to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations, 1991-1992
  • Served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International
  • Consultant to the American Friends Services Committee
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2005 Edition of Marquis’ Who’s Who in America
Education:
  • PhD, Political Science, Harvard University
  • AM, Political Science, Harvard University
  • JD, Harvard University
  • BA, University of Chicago
Other:
  • None found