By Prof. Geoffrey Corn, South Texas College of Law* The International Criminal Court (ICC) Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) issued a decision with profound potential consequences for Israel and other States, especially those that like Israel have chosen not to join the Court. The decision authorizes the Prosecutor to investigate and potentially prosecute alleged violations of the…
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) will host two webinars on Thursday 18th and 25th February, starting at 4 pm CET, each for 60 – 75 mins including Q&A, about the recent ruling of the International Criminal Court (ICC), claiming that it has “jurisdiction” to prosecute Israeli and Palestinian leaders for crimes committed “on the…
Late Friday 5th February 2021, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) made its long-awaited decision on the question whether it has “jurisdiction” to prosecute Israeli and Palestinian leaders for crimes committed “on the territory of Palestine”. The decision is extremely controversial and pushes the boundaries of international law.
Prof. Gregory Rose and Andrew Tucker analyze the Response of the Prosecutor of the ICC to amici curiae ‘observations’ concerning the ‘Situation in Palestine’.
On 5th June 2020 the “State of Palestine” submitted its response to the Pre-Trial Chamber’s Order requesting them to provide additional information about recent statements by the Palestinian organizations concerning the Oslo Accords (“Palestine’s Response on Oslo”).
ICC Prosecutor sweeps aside arguments made by several highly regarded international lawyers, and seven States who are Parties to the ICC Statute of Rome.
Fundamental to the rule of law is equal treatment and non-arbitrary, fair application of law. Instead, the International Criminal Court (ICC) exemplifies UN politicisation of international law principles and bureaucratic corruption of the rule of law, at extravagant cost. Read more.
Yesterday the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court issued her reply to the many submissions made to the Court by legal academics and others, including seven States, concerning the question whether ‘Palestine’ exists as a state. On our reading, Ms. Bensouda fails to seriously engage with those arguments, preferring instead to re-assert her expansive position.
Today, an Application to submit written Observations regarding the Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate alleged war crimes in the “State of Palestine” was filed to the ICC in The Hague.
On 5 December 2019 the Office of the Prosecutor of the
International Criminal Court issued its annual Report on Preliminary Examination Activities 2019. In this report, the Prosecutor, Ms. Fatou
Bensouda, gave a summary of the status of the twelve “situations” under examination by her office. She has indicated strongly that the Office intends to move forward soon to officially investigate Israeli leaders for war crimes and possibly also crimes against humanity relating to the “situation in Palestine”. In our view, the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC is making a grave mistake.