The British government had strongly defended the International Criminal Court from Trump's attacks while it investigated possible Israeli and Palestinian war crimes in Palestine, which is a member of the ICC. Then Boris Johnson stepped into the picture.
The Israeli government won't cooperate with the International Criminal Court. It says it investigates its own but prosecutes few. It rejects ICC jurisdiction but Palestine ratified the court's treaty so war crimes in occupied territory can be prosecuted.
The International Criminal Court gives Israel and Palestine formal notice: they have one month to show they are investigating their own war criminals are the ICC will do it for them.
This week's trending rights tweets: China blocks UN Security Council action on Myanmar, Ethiopia obstructs humanitarian aid to Tigray, China criminally imprisons Uyghur Muslims, the International Criminal Court opens an Israel-Palestine investigation.
With the International Criminal Court having affirmed her jurisdiction, the ICC prosecutor now formally opens an investigation of crimes committed in Palestine. That will encompass abuses by both Israeli and Palestinian forces -- a step closer to justice.
A challenge for the newly selected International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan: resisting powerful states that want him not to scrutinize their nationals such as US torturers in Afghanistan & Israeli policymakers behind the settlements in Palestine.
As the International Criminal Court approves investigation of war crimes in Palestine, Israel's big vulnerability is its settlements: 1. They are clear war crimes (transferring population to occupied territory). 2. Israel hasn't prosecuted anyone for them.
The International Criminal Court approves jurisdiction over war crimes committed in Palestine, meaning victims of Israeli and Palestinian war crimes may finally have a chance for justice. Urgent now to defend the rule of law from the usual detractors.
Proud to join supporters of Palestine who want international law to be upheld. Aust must stand up for human rights & not join Trump in blocking Palestine’s case in Int’l Criminal Court. Aust must recognise Palestine, call out Trump’s unlawful plans & push for peace & justice.
Palestine appears to have joined the International Criminal Court (ICC)