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UN officials criticize Israel for unlawful demolitions
January 24, 2015
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Friday criticized Israel for unlawfully demolishing Palestinian homes in West Bank and East Jerusalem this week. OCHA indicates that over the past three days, 77 Palestinians have been made homeless as a result of Israel's demoliti....... [more]

Germany rights official urges Israel to cooperate with ICC
January 20, 2015
Germany's top human rights official on Tuesday urged Israel to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) probe into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories. After a prosecutor for the ICC announced the investigation last week, Israel's government said that it would not work with....... [more]

ICC opens probe into war crimes in Palestinian territories
January 16, 2015
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday opened a probe into potential war crimes in Palestinian territories. The probe is the first step toward opening an investigation of both Palestine and Israel relating to the Gaza war last summer, and will analyze informati....... [more]

Palestine and the ICC: what's next?
January 14, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Kattan of the National University of Singapore Law Faculty, discusses the reasons for and consequences of Palestine's accession to the ICC and considers possible scenarios for developments around the Palestine question...Israel's decision to delay transferring Palestin....... [more]

PLO trial set to start over attacks in Israel
January 11, 2015
A case involving the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA) is set to begin in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York this week regarding attacks on Israel more than a decade ago and whether these organizations owe the victims as much as $1 bi....... [more]

Palestine to become member of ICC in April
January 7, 2015
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accepted documents submitted by Palestine on Tuesday which will allow Palestine to become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in April. As a member of the ICC, Palestine will be able to bring allegations of war crimes against Israel. The Rome Statute o....... [more]

Israel-based rights group files war crimes complaint with ICC against Palestinians
January 6, 2015
Israel-based rights organization Shurat HaDin Law Center announced Monday that it has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing three Palestinian leaders of war crimes. The complaint brings accusations of terrorism, torture and civil rights violations against Palestinian....... [more]

Israel to withhold Palestinian tax payments
January 4, 2015
Israeli officials announced on Saturday that Israel will withhold the transfer of tax revenues to the government of the Palestinian Authority. The withholding of $127 million collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA) is a strategic response to Palestine's application to join the Internat....... [more]

Palestine presents documents of accession to UN
January 2, 2015
Palestinian government officials on Friday presented documents for accession to 16 international conventions and treaties to the UN. The documents include an adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which was signed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas last week. P....... [more]

Palestinian President signs papers to join ICC
January 1, 2015
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday signed the Rome Statute to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) at a meeting in Ramallah. The Rome Statute is the founding treaty of the ICC. It lists the "crimes falling within the jurisdiction of the ICC, the court's rules of procedure and th....... [more]

Palestinians aim for ICC after failed UN vote
December 31, 2014
Palestinian leaders will meet on Wednesday to plan actions after the UN Security Council rejected a resolution on Tuesday to end Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories within three years. Palestinian officials said they could set a date to apply to join the International Criminal Court (ICC....... [more]




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