Joining the international criminal court is harder than it looks
The initiative to push the ICC into action rests with the Palestinians, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is stalling.
war crHamas is pushing a different tactic in its conflict with Israel, urging Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas to go before the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israeli leaders for war crimes. The idea of pursuingShow More Summary
Hamas has signed a proposal for the Palestinians to apply to join the International Criminal Court at which legal action could be taken against Israel, a senior official of the Islamist movement said Saturday. "Hamas signed the document...Show More Summary
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group said Saturday. Such a step could expose Israel — as well as Hamas — to war crimes investigations.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel — as well as Hamas — to war crimes investigation...
On NPR's "All Things Considered." NPR asks: "Who could investigate such allegations, and with what consequences? NPR's Arun Rath puts those...
As the war in Gaza enters its second month, quelled for the moment by another 72-hour cease-fire, the question arises: Why hasn’t the International Criminal Court initiated a formal inquiry into the carnage?
Benjamin Netanyahu at the UN General Assembly Joining the International Criminal Court (ICC) remains one of few options for the "State of Palestine," but it's one with profound implications for Zionism and Hamas. The latest Gaza conflict...Show More Summary
By Marjorie Cohn There is growing evidence that Israeli leaders and commanders have committed war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity as defined in the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court. The U.S. military has aided, abetted and assisted the commission of these crimes by providing Israel with the military means to commit them.
Grant Rumley International Law, Israel, Palestinian territories There are dangers in Palestine joining the International Criminal Court, but a weakened leader may be unable to back down now. The shooting has resumed in Gaza. But where...Show More Summary
The possibility of a war crimes investigation into the conduct of Israeli forces in Gaza, until recently unthinkable, has grown after the Palestinians said this week they wanted to become a party to the International Criminal Court.Show More Summary
Palestine should "end the charade" and go to the International Criminal Court to make Israel at last pay a price for the "war crimes" that it has gotten away with again and again, says Kenneth Roth, of Human Rights Watch, on Democracy...Show More Summary
Without any hesitation, and irrespective of political or economic costs, the Palestinian Authority (PA) must without further delay sign the Rome Statute and join the International Criminal Court (ICC). Bringing Israel's political leaders...Show More Summary
Profile in courage, Sayeeda Warsi, a senior British minister in the Foreign Office, resigned over her gov't's Gaza policy, calling it morally indefensible. She says UK is going against "the rule of law." And she says Palestinians should go to the Hague
(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — The Palestinian foreign minister says that his government intends to apply for membership at the International Criminal Court this year in hopes of holding Israel responsible for alleged violations of war crimes law in Israeli-occupied territories. But after meeting with ICC officials, Riyad al-Maliki said his country hasn’t yet made a…
But an International Criminal Court investigation could be complicated for all sides.
If and when Palestine becomes a member state of the International Criminal Court, Israel should rejoin, and cooperate with any investigation into human rights violations.
Palestinian officials have started legal proceedings to put Israel on trial in the International Criminal Court for committing war crimes. Online, netizens tweet their support.