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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

International Criminal Court says it has no jurisdiction over the territory of 'Palestine'

The 'Palestinians' keep talking about taking Israel (which never signed the treaty) to the International Criminal Court. So far, the Court doesn't seem interested.


I received a fuller statement of the Court via email:
Palestine is not a State Party to the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the ICC; neither has the Court received any official document from Palestine indicating acceptance of ICC jurisdiction or requesting the Prosecutor to open an investigation into any alleged crimes following the November 2012 United Nations General Assembly Resolution (67/19), which accorded non-member observer State status to Palestine.

The ICC has no jurisdiction over alleged crimes committed on the territory of Palestine.
I don't recall whether jurisdiction is retroactive were 'Palestine' to choose to join. But if they do join, it will be interesting to see what the Court does with Hamas' manual on using civilians to as human shields

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At 3:02 PM, Blogger David Hazony said...

I'm pretty convinced Rome Treaty does NOT allow for retroactive jurisdiction.


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