Why International Law is important

There is no other state and dispute where international law is invoked with such passion and conviction as Israel and the Israel-Palestine conflict. Not only Israel and the Palestinians but also governments in general, NGO’s, international organizations and the media inevitably refer to international law to support their views. No other state and no other…

International Criminal Court Afghanistan decision – what are the implications for Israel/Palestine?

On 12 April 2019, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) unanimously rejected the ICC Prosecutor’s request to authorize her to open a formal investigation into alleged ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘war crimes’ in Afghanistan over the last 15 years. The Prosecutor (Fatou Bensouda) wanted to investigate possible war crimes by the Taliban,…

Wie wind zaait, zal storm oogsten.

On 8 January 2019, the Netherlands Institute of International Relations – Clingendael – has sent a Policy Brief  to the Permanent Committee of Foreign Affairs of the Dutch Parliament, entitled: ‘Wie wind zaait, zal storm oogsten: bezetting en de Staat Israël’. In this Policy Brief  (December 2018), the authors claim that with regard to the…