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I tip my hat to a new morning. International Politics Overall - The U.S. admits convicting David Hicks, an Australian national, at Guantanamo Bay was a mistake - As noted by this piece, the International Criminal Court will investigate individuals from both Israel and Palestine. In fact, they may go after those in the latter. - The [...]

Cutting Through the Hysteria Over Court’s Gaza War Probe

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

Here are the facts about the International Criminal Court’s examination of crimes committed in the 2014 fighting.

Former Lord’s Resistance Army chief charged with war crimes

Uganda Lord's Resistance Army leader Dominic Ongwen faces war crimes charges at International Criminal Court – AFP — SavageNation (@SavageNation) January 26, 2015

Disillusioned by War, Israeli Soldiers Muted in 1967 Are Given Fuller Voice

As the International Criminal Court considers a war crimes investigation in the recent Gaza conflict, a new documentary film is showcasing previously unaired accounts of the brutal experiences of an earlier generation of Israeli soldiers.

'Palestine' Is Becoming a Bad Word in Washington

The U.S. response to the efforts by Palestinian president to join international organizations, including the International Criminal Court (ICC), is puzzling. The spokeswoman of the U.S. State Department made an unusual attack in trying to express Washington's opposition. Show More Summary

Lord’s Resistance Army commander arrives in The Hague for war crimes trial

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A Ugandan commander of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army arrived at the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Wednesday to face war crimes charges. His detention means the world is “one step closer to ending the LRA’s reign of terror in the African Great Lakes...

Editorial: Turnabout is fair play

In its drive to claim faux statehood, the Palestinian Authority seeks recognition by the International Criminal Court as a step toward

Israel Targeting International Criminal Court Funding Over Inquiry Into Israeli War Crimes

Israel is lobbying members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to cut funding to the organization in response to the ICC opening an investigation into Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian territories related to Operation Protective Edge which took the lives of over 2,000 Palestinians most of which were civilians. Part of the operation involved [...]

As ICC launches Israel War Crimes Probe, PLO & Hamas Applaud

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday said it welcomed the decision to open an initial probe on Israeli war crimes at the International Criminal Court. The ministry said…

Netanyahu attacks ICC prosecutor’s decision to investigate possible war crimes

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Saturday lashed out at a decision by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to begin an investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories. Netanyahu called the decision by Fatou Bensouda “preposterous.”...

Lebanon’s FM hails ICC decision to to probe Israeli war crimes

Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry welcomed Saturday the International Criminal Court’s decision to open an inquiry into attacks in Palestinian territories, paving the way for possible war crimes investigation against Israelis. A Foreign Ministry...Show More Summary

US calls ICC decision to investigate Gaza ‘tragic irony’

It's a "tragic irony" that Israel which has withstood thousands of terrorist rockets is to be investigated by the International Criminal Court, the US State Department says, fulfilling its role as the defender of the Jewish state

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Opens Examination Of Situation In Palestine Weeks After PA Grants ICC Jurisdiction

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor In a sign of additional international scrutiny to come for the conflicts within the areas administered by the Palestinian Authority, the International Criminal Court (ICC) received a declaration on January 1st granting the ICC jurisdiction within Palestine. Following this, and the behest of the PA, the ICC Prosecutor opened an […]

Israeli PM outraged as ICC opens inquiry into possible war crimes

The International Criminal Court opened an inquiry into attacks in Palestinian territories, paving the way for possible war crimes investigation against Israelis. In a statement Friday, the court’s top prosecutor said the decision follows the Palestinians’ signing of the Rome Statute. In doing so, they officially become ICC members on April 1, giving the court […]

International Criminal Court will examine possible war crimes in Palestine

The preliminary inspection, which could take months or years, will determine if there is enough evidence to warrant a full investigation. Continue reading ? The post International Criminal Court will examine possible war crimes in Palestine appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

DEA Discloses Bulk Surveillance of Americans’ International Phone Calls

The Drug Enforcement Administration acknowledged yesterday yet another government program involving the bulk collection of Americans' call records. In a three-page court filing in a criminal case long shrouded in secrecy, the DEA said that – up until September 2013 – it collected en masse information about U.S. Show More Summary

ICC opens war crimes inquiry into Israel over Gaza war as Palestinians prepare another UN resolution

A prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has opened an inquiry into possible war crimes carried out by Israel in advance of the Palestinian government’s official ascension to the court. Meanwhile, the Palestinians plan to re-file a UN Security Council resolution to end Israel’s occupation.

International court opens preliminary probe of Israel, Palestinians

Two weeks after the Palestinian Authority asked to join the International Criminal Court, the Hague-based ICC on Friday opened a preliminary probe that could result in war-crimes charges against Israelis and Palestinians alike.

Understanding the Palestinian bid to join International Criminal Court

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Usually, when Israel and the Palestinians come to blows, the conflict is precipitated by some physical action: rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, an angry dispute over a holy site, Palestinian youths dead at the hands of Israeli for...

The Palestinians' decision to join the ICC deserves support

The Israel exception to Western governments' human rights principles has been starkly on display in the reaction to the Palestinian Authority's decision to join the International Criminal Court. In Washington, Ottawa, Paris and London, as well as Tel Aviv, the response has ranged from...

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