Category Archives: Israel

The International Criminal Court Can and Should Investigate Violence in Gaza

As the United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Israeli government was ecstatic. In contrast, Palestinians were irate, organizing public demonstrations throughout the spring. When the embassy opened its doors on May 14, Israeli soldiers fired … Continue reading

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A Life of Legal Principle, Not of Politics – An Interview with Theodor Meron

Earlier this month, Shehzad Charania visited Judge Theodor Meron in The Hague. They spoke of Meron’s life as a legal advisor, diplomat, and as one of the most influential jurists in the history of international criminal justice. The following is … Continue reading

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How Long Can the ICC Keep Palestine and Israel in Purgatory?

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) recently told journalists that she would not provide a time-frame for the ICC’s preliminary examination into alleged war crimes perpetrated in Palestine during the 2014 war in Gaza. Officials in Israel … Continue reading

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Five Take-Aways from the ICC’s Latest Bombshell Report

This year’s Report on Preliminary Examination Activities from the International Criminal Court (ICC) carried within it a number of fascinating – and crucial – details into who and what is falling under the ICC’s microscope. Below are five important takeaways … Continue reading

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Laying the Blame: Justice in Syria Just Got a Bit More Likely

Anyone would be excused for believing that things in Syria may get worse before they get better. Millions of civilians live in daily fear for their security. Those who manage to escape do so to a new kind of hell … Continue reading

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Palestine’s Accession to the ICC May Strengthen Peace-first not Rights-based Approach

With the fourth contribution to JiC’s ongoing symposium on Palestine and the International Criminal Court (ICC), we are thrilled to welcome Leslie Vinjamuri. Leslie is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Relations and the Co-Director of the Centre for … Continue reading

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The ICC in Palestine: Changing the Narrative, Rattling the Status Quo

This is the third piece in our ongoing symposium on Palestine and the International Criminal Court. For all of the contributions, see our list here. Before delving into how a potential intervention by the International Criminal Court (ICC) could affect … Continue reading

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