Tag: ICC

ICC mulls war crimes charges against Israel, Palestinians amid ongoing violence

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will examine acts of violence and incitement by Israelis and Palestinians in the last month to see if they could be considered war crimes that fall within the court’s jurisdiction.   Bensouda agreed to probe Israeli and Palestinian actions at the request of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. He […]

New Zealand steps up UN push for Israeli-Palestinian talks

A draft UN resolution by New Zealand aimed at reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks calls for a freeze on Jewish settlements and halting moves to prosecute Israel at the International Criminal Court.The text has been circulated to the 15 Security Council members, as well as Israel and the Palestinians, diplomats said Thursday.The measure is the latest […]

Analysis: Could ICC ruling on Kenya impact ‘Mavi Marmara’ case?

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta was previously charged as an indirect co-perpetrator with five counts of crimes against humanity allegedly committed during post-election violence in Kenya in 2007- 2008.   In 2012, Kenyatta’s case was scheduled for trial along with several other Kenyan officials, but by March 2015, the case had fallen off the rails with […]

Palestinians submit first case material against Israel to ICC

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday presented to the International Criminal Court files it claims contain proof that Israel committed war crimes.   PA Foreign Minister Riad Malki said the files he presented to the ICC were related to the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip last summer; settlement construction in the West […]

Palestinians to make first submission to International Criminal Court

The Palestinians have said recently that they will provide the prosecutor with general information on Israel’s control of the West Bank, from daily life to IDF raids. The current batch of documents do not include specific information, which the Palestinians are saving for possible future use, depending on the prosecutor’s decision. “The information that we […]

PA ICC Goal: Indictments Against Israeli Ministers

A senior Palestinian Authority (PA) source has revealed to Arutz Sheva that PA foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki will submit an official response as part of an impending “war crimes” suit against Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday before the afternoon.   The response asks to receive information from ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda regarding her investigation of a request […]

Palestinians to submit first files to ICC in hopes of prompting case against Israel

The Palestinian Authority is set to submit their first files next week to the International Criminal Court to open a case against Israel, AFP reported on Thursday.   Their accusations against Israel include allegations of abuses which occurred in Gaza during last year’s war, and additional alleged crimes that have taken place in the Palestinian […]

‘Those who violated human rights in Gaza should be prosecuted’

Those who committed human rights violations in Gaza should be held accountable, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein said in Geneva on Monday.   He spoke in advance of the release of a UN Human Rights Council report that is expected to charge Israel with war crimes for its 2014 Operation […]

Palestinian Authority advances bid to file lawsuits against

Authority has submitted an official request to the International Criminal Court to set a date to discuss the possibility of two war-crimes lawsuits against Israel, PA Foreign Minister Riad Malki said on Monday.   The Palestinians want the ICC to sue Israel for war crimes it claims were committed during last summer’s Operation Protective Edge […]

Israel playing chicken with the ICC

Israel is playing a high stakes game of chicken with International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda over its preliminary examination into alleged war crimes from the 2014 Gaza War. Bensouda has recognized a State of Palestine since January and has adamantly defended her position on the issue. She is not alone with support from UN […]