Posted: January 24, 2013 in News

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

JURIST Guest Columnist Megan A. Fairlie of the Florida International University College of Law says the International Criminal Court (ICC) will ultimately delay pursuing an investigation into the effect of Palestine’s non-Member Observer State status on the Court’s jurisdiction…

JURIST | Jan 22, 2013
meganfairlie[1]Almost immediately after the UN General Assembly voted to give Palestine non-Member Observer State status, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced its plan to “consider the legal implications” of Palestine’s upgrade. In theory, OTP’s assessment could lead to a blockbuster result: an ICC investigation into the serious crimes alleged to have been committed on the territory of Palestine, and the subsequent prosecutions of the perpetrators deemed responsible, whether Palestinian or Israeli. In reality it seems more likely that OTP will opt to remain silent about its assessment for some time, and that it ultimately will delay pursuing…

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