Tag: ICC

South Africa’s decision to leave ICC ruled ‘invalid’

South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been ruled “unconstitutional and invalid” by the High Court. South Africa notified the UN of its intention to leave last October, saying the ICC pursued “regime change”. The court ruled in favour of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), which argued that the government […]

MK Zoabi offers to help ICC indict Benjamin Netanyahu over settlements law

Arab legislators and any citizen with democratic sensibilities should do what they can to encourage the International Criminal Court to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other leaders for violating international law with the settlement regulation law, MK Haneen Zoabi (Joint List) said this week. “We will take any action that can encourage the ICC […]

The Election of Donald Trump – A Fulfillment of Prophecy?

Every nation answering to one single global governing authority Bible prophecy provides us with a clear view of future events in the end time. One of the most recognizable prophecies is the establishment of a world government, which will be ruled by the Antichrist just prior to the Battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming […]

Analysis: Will the ICC view Israel’s fires as terrorism?

As the security services try to unravel how many of the ongoing fires are the result of terrorism, it is worth asking whether acts of arson could be considered environmental war crimes by the International Criminal Court. The ICC prosecution is examining possible war crimes by Israel and the Palestinian Authority since June 2014. Its […]

Russia quits Hague Court

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a directive on Wednesday to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague. The ICC is meant to be the world’s first permanent court and works to prosecute leaders and countries for war crimes, genocide and “crimes against humanity.” In 2000, Russia signed the Rome treaty establishing the ICC, […]

New ICC report takes Palestinians’ side despite Israeli optimism

The recent International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s Office visit to Israel and the West Bank was viewed as a success by the Israeli side, but the optimism may be premature. On Monday, the ICC Prosecutor’s Office released its annual report, including its second preliminary report on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict regarding alleged war crimes committed by Israelis […]

What is the “International Community”? | Prophecy Update

  We hear the term “International Community” used continually in the discussion of international affairs. Yet no one seems to know what the “International Community” really is. Do you know what it is? Does it even really exist?

UN Chief urges South Africa to reconsider quitting ICC

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regretted the South Africa’s decision to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) and expressed hope that it would reconsider the decision before the withdrawal takes effect.   Read more: UN Chief urges South Africa to reconsider quitting ICC

‘ICC may not be equipped to rule on war crimes’

With a recent B’Tselem report declaring that the IDF legal division is whitewashing its soldiers’ war crimes, and with the International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s Office likely due to visit Israel soon, former IDF International Law Division Commander Col. (res.) Pnina Sharvit-Baruch has expressed deep concerns about the ICC.   Sharvit-Baruch is one of Israel’s most […]

Former Dutch PM calls Benjamin Netanyahu a ‘war criminal’ who should be tried in The Hague

Former Dutch prime minister Dries van Agt has described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a war criminal who should be tried in the International Criminal Court in The Hague.   His comments come ahead of Mr Netanyahu’s visit to The Netherlands this week.   Speaking to Dutch television channel NPO 1, Mr van Agt […]