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Faced with ICC Investigation, Apartheid Israel Asserts Moral Superiority Over The Victims of Its Terror

    Faced with ICC Investigation, Apartheid Israel Asserts Moral Superiority Over The Victims of Its Terror

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel’s army chief of staff, General Aviv Kochavi, recently commented on the International Criminal Court (ICC) decision to investigate Israel for war crimes. In his speech, General Kochavi said: There is a moral abyss that exists between us and our enemies. They do everything in order to target civilians; we do…

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Israel: How a Trifecta of Court Cases Could Cement King Bibi’s 12-Year Reign

    Israel: How a Trifecta of Court Cases Could Cement King Bibi’s 12-Year Reign

Three judicial matters have been in Israeli headlines recently, all of them very serious in nature and all likely to serve Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the upcoming Israeli elections. The first is the indicted prime minister’s court hearing in early February regarding his ongoing corruption case. The second is that the prosecutor at…

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What You Need to Know about the ICC Investigation of War Crimes in Occupied Palestine

    What You Need to Know about the ICC Investigation of War Crimes in Occupied Palestine

Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has, once and for all, settled the doubts on the Court’s jurisdiction to investigate war crimes committed in occupied Palestine. On April 30, Bensouda released a 60-page document diligently laying down the legal bases for that decision, concluding that “the Prosecution has carefully considered the observations…

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Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

    Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the ‘International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict’, which took place in Herzliya, Israel between May 28-30. Their panel witnessed some of the most misconstrued interpretations of international law…

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U.S. to International Criminal Court: We Will Break Your Legs

  U.S. to International Criminal Court: We Will Break Your Legs

Well, not exactly like that, but in a way, yes. Now, finally, ‘the gloves are off’. The U.S. is openly threatening the historically timid ICC (International Criminal Court) and its judges. And unexpectedly, the ICC is hitting back. It refuses to shut up, to kneel, and to beg for mercy. Suddenly, even the Western mass…

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How the ICC Intends to Violate a UN Security Council Decision and Try Bashar al-Assad

  How the ICC Intends to Violate a UN Security Council Decision and Try Bashar al-Assad

In 1998, the United Nations convened the Conference of Rome, which created the International Criminal Court (ICC). Of course, the aim was not to create a super-tribunal which would legislate, on behalf of the member states, in the name of humanity, but to possess a tool capable of judging criminals at the end of a…

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“It Can’t Be Fixed:” Senior ICC Judge Quits in Protest of US, Turkish Meddling

  “It Can’t Be Fixed:” Senior ICC Judge Quits in Protest of US, Turkish Meddling

THE HAGUE — A senior judge at the United Nations’ International Court in The Hague has resigned in protest of “shocking” interference from the Trump administration into a preliminary war-crimes investigation into U.S. troops. The judge, Christoph Flügge, who hails from Germany, slammed National Security Advisor John Bolton over his response last year to a…

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Will Israel’s Gaza Massacres Finally Prod the ICC into Action?

  Will Israel’s Gaza Massacres Finally Prod the ICC into Action?

THE HAGUE — As the Great March of Return by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip nears its eighth month, legal organizations in the besieged Palestinian enclave have called for the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israel over its forces’ repeated fire against unarmed protesters. By the end of the 30th weekly mobilization last Friday, over…

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Notorious Canadian MP and Defender of Israel’s Human Rights Abuses Ratchets up Campaign Against Venezuela in the Name of Human Rights

  Notorious Canadian MP and Defender of Israel’s Human Rights Abuses Ratchets up Campaign Against Venezuela in the Name of Human Rights

Requesting the International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela’s government is a significant escalation in Ottawa’s campaign of interference in the domestic affairs of another country. Supported by five like-minded South American nations, it’s the first time a member state has been brought before the ICC’s chief prosecutor by other members. In Canada the campaign to have the…

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UN Independent Expert: Venezuela Should Take US to the International Court of Justice

  UN Independent Expert: Venezuela Should Take US to the International Court of Justice

Alfred de Zayas, a UN Independent Expert for the promotion of an international democratic and equitable order, told Venezuela’s newspaper Últimas Noticias that “it is time” for Venezuela to ask the International Criminal Court “for an investigation into the crimes against humanity committed by the United States for imposing sanctions against it.”   Why do…

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