Several news outlets are reporting on conciliatory signals from the Palestinian Authority regarding negotiations with Israel. One key gesture is a temporary deemphasis on pursuing Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC). As Bloomberg reports:
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It's not wrong to call for the Assad regime to be held accountable, but any prosecution of members of the Syrian government will leave their victims disappointed.
Challenging the ICC’s jurisdiction based on the status-of-forces agreement (SOFA) that Afghanistan entered into with the US in 2002 is, in my opinion, the best US option if its goal is to avoid the ICC investigation. But no one has yet presented the SOFA to the ICC Prosecutor.
The Jerusalem Post published yesterday a lengthy profile of Israel’s Military Advocate-General, Sharon Afek.
DPRK is either not a state party to various agreements that it might otherwise have violated or the agreements to which it is a state party do not apply in this case because it is not in an armed conflict with Malaysia.
Some suggestions for how the U.S. could respond to a looming ICC investigation into alleged crimes by U.S. personnel in Afghanistan.
Rebecca Hamilton (WCL American University) proposes a way that international criminal law can address the (often key) role of the state in enabling individuals to commit international crimes - a new article in Yale Journal of International Law.
Israeli officials are speaking with the prosector of the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding its preliminary examination in Palestine
I've written here previously on the possible activation of the International Criminal Court's jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. Twenty-eight of the requisite thirty countries have now ratified the amendments agreed to at the 2010 Kampala conference. It appears likely that the additional ratifications will arrive in a matter of months.
Potential Implications of CENTCOM’s MSF Investigation on the ICC’s Preliminary Examination of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan
CENTCOM’s report on the airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan will surely attract the attention of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Office of the Prosecutor (OTP).