The ICC’s Controversial Ruling

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…

A Layperson’s Guide to Some Basic Concepts in International Law and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

International law can be confusing even for lawyers and law students who are trying to grasp its basic concepts. What do terms like “conquest”, “belligerent occupation”, “annexation”, “statehood”, “non-self-governing territory” and “the right to self-determination” mean? To the average non-lawyer, these terms might sound like a completely foreign language. In this article, we hope to provide a simple layperson’s guide to some basic concepts in international law, and their relevance to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Maale Adumim (© Ammar Awad_Reuters)

Do the Israeli government’s plans to apply its law and jurisdiction to the Jordan Valley and settlement blocs infringe international law?

This is the central question of a Briefing Paper that thinc. released on 25 June 2020. In the Paper, the authors, Prof. Gregory Rose, Dr. Cynthia Day Wallace, Dr. Matthijs de Blois and Mr. Andrew Tucker examine the question vis-a-vis four different principles of international law, and arrive at a clear and decisive conclusion. There…