Tag: ICC

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 […]

PA asks ICC to speed up inquiry of Israeli ‘war crimes’

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to speed up its inquiry of alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza, Haaretz reported.   According to the newspaper, the move came in reaction to the Israel Defense Forces’ statement Wednesday that it was closing seven cases of killings of civilians […]

PA mulling new lawsuits against Israel at ICC

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is continuing with its unilateral efforts against Israel in international institutions and is mulling more lawsuits against Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC).   Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf, a member of the committee responsible for monitoring the activity of the International Criminal Court, on Tuesday told the Hamas-affiliated Palestine newspaper […]

Analysis: Israel on thin ice with the ICC

The IDF legal division’s decision to clear Lt.-Col. Neria Yeshurun of criminal charges of illegally ordering the revenge shelling of a pharmacy in Gaza during the 2014 war, without having filed an indictment, puts Israel on thin ice with the International Criminal Court.   Military Advocate-General Brig.-Gen. Sharon Afek decided to clear Yeshurun late Tuesday, […]

International Criminal Court Drops Case Against Kenya’s William Ruto

PARIS — The International Criminal Court dropped its case against the deputy president of Kenya, William Ruto, on Tuesday, marking another setback for the court and ending a long, tortuous case that tangled Kenya’s relations with the West and rearranged Kenyan politics.   A divided panel decided, 2 to 1, to vacate the case against […]

US to help ICC genocide probe in Syria, Iraq

The White House on Thursday said it was ready to support an investigation by the International Criminal Court into alleged genocide carried out by ISIS in Syria and Iraq.   “The United States will cooperate with independent efforts to investigate genocide,” said spokesman Josh Earnest, adding that the administration is willing to support the ICC in gathering […]

ICC issues first report on war crimes in Palestinian

The International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s Office released its annual report on Thursday, including its first preliminary report regarding alleged war crimes committed by Israelis and Palestinians since June 2014. Its greatest focus is on Operation Protective Edge in July-August 2014.   Although there have been rumors for months of informal Israeli cooperation with ICC Chief […]

Amnesty International criticizes proposal to halt ICC action against Israel

Amnesty International on Tuesday criticized a section of New Zealand’s proposed UN Security Council resolution which calls for a renewal of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), yet proposes that the Palestinians pause their efforts to bring Israel to the dock of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague.   In a […]