Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Aggression in Palestine Jurisdictional Limitations of the International Criminal Court

Author(s): Yaser Khalaileh, Jadara University

This year, one of the most developing issues within The Hague Court is the initiation by the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court of an investigation respecting the Situation in Palestine. The investigation will cover crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court alleged to have been committed in the Situation since 13 June 2014. How the Office will tackle investigation will be determined in due time however daunting and complex, and shall pursue its investigation independently, impartially and objectively. Despite internal weaknesses, judging by continuous harsh political and academic criticism of the ICC, ranging from selection of situations and cases, the situation in Palestine is perhaps the most complicated. Promoting Justice is the job of the International Criminal Court but this shall be tested to the maximum in the situation in Palestine. The limits of stretching its jurisdiction will be at stake.

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