| Richard A. Falk |
|Born||Richard Anderson Falk|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Harvard University|
|Member of||American Herald Tribune, Council on Foreign Relations/Members|
Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and former UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories
Richard Anderson Falk (born November 13, 1930) is a American academic. In 2008, the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed him to a six-year term as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on "the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967." Since his appointment he has been subjected to vicious criticism by US ambassador Susan Rice, various Israeli politicians and Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon for his positions on the Israel-Palestinian conflict and for his 9-11 dissidence.
Opinions on 9-11
In 2008, Falk posted the following on his personal blog:
“The arguments swirling around the 9/11 attacks are emblematic of these issues. What fuels suspicions of conspiracy is the reluctance to address the sort of awkward gaps and contradictions in the official explanations that David Ray Griffin(and other devoted scholars of high integrity) have been documenting in book after book ever since his authoritative The New Pearl Harbor in 2004 (updated in 2008). What may be more distressing than the apparent cover up is the eerie silence of the mainstream media, unwilling to acknowledge the well-evidenced doubts about the official version of the events: an al Qaeda operation with no foreknowledge by government officials. Is this silence a manifestation of fear or cooption, or part of an equally disturbing filter of self-censorship? Whatever it is, the result is the withering away of a participatory citizenry and the erosion of legitimate constitutional government. The forms persist, but the content is missing.”
Richard Falk (11 January 2008) 
He was quoted on 911 Blogger in November 2008 that "Any close student of 9/11 is aware of the many serious discrepancies between the official version of what took place and the actual happenings on that fateful day in 2001."
Documents by Richard Falk
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)||Description|
|Document:Open letter to Ban Ki-Moon from Richard Falk||open letter||7 February 2016||Israel|
|On-the-button open letter from Richard Falk to Ban Ki-moon about Israeli attacks on the latter for his modest, reasonable and accurate criticism of Israeli policy - Schadenfreude would be understandable in light of Richard Falks experience at Moon's hands.|
|File:Un-escwa-israel-apartheid-report.pdf||report||17 March 2017||Israel|
|The Apartheid nature of the Israeli State in its treatment of its non-jewish Palestinian population|
|Truth And Reconciliation Committee on the Assassinations Of The 1960s||A call for a Truth And Reconciliation Committee|
- American Jewish Archives website, p. 146 of listing of individuals by name.
- "Human Rights Council elects Advisory Committee Members and approves a number of Special Procedures mandate holders". United Nations. March 26, 2008. Archived from the original on January 1, 2009. Retrieved January 1, 2009.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
- Martin Griffiths, Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations, Routledge 1999 p.74
- Dean’s Open Forum, Richard Falk, USC Center on Public Diplomacy, November 4, 2004.
- http://web.archive.org/web/20110116044858/http://richardfalk.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/interrogating-the-arizona-killings-from-a-safe-distance/ Internet Archive