Repealed Genocide Act (2001) protects British officials from prosecution

Whilst the 2001 Act also adopted the definition of genocide in the 1948 Convention, the lack of a provision echoing the intent of Article IV was and remains treacherously conspicuous by its absence.
Ten days after the Act came into force, the 9/11 black-op was perpetrated on an unsuspecting public, which was immediately used as a pretext for wars of aggression in Afghanistan and then Iraq

CIJA Sting Operation Stirs FCDO’s ‘Hotch Potch’ of Spooks

Vanessa Beeley A recent sting operation carried out by the Commission for International Justice and Accountablity (CIJA) entrapped an unsuspecting academic member of the Working Group on Syria Media and Propganda (WGSPM) into engaging in a series of email conversations with a fake “Russian agent”. These emails were then supplied to the BBC producer, Chloe Hadjimatheou, who is responsible …

International Criminal Court accepts complaint of violation of Nuremberg Code by Israeli government

Violation of Nuremberg code by government of Israel and other parties On March 5, it was announced that the “People of Truth” organization filed a complaint with the Hague Tribunal against the Israeli government for conducting illegal experiments on Israeli citizens through Pfizer. The organization includes lawyers, doctors, public activists and the general public who have chosen to exercise their […]

Palestine Horizons: Winning the Long Game

Palestinian Balance Sheet: Normative Victories, Geopolitical Disappointments Winning the Long Game In recent weeks the Palestinian people have scored major victories that would havedire consequences for Israel if law and morality governed political destiny. Instead, these successes are offset by adverse geopolitical developments as a result of the Biden presidency embracing some of the worst […]

Finkelstein: Palestine’s ICC victory thwarted by Israel’s apartheid reality

The International Criminal Court has ruled that it can investigate Israel for war crimes in the Occupied Territories. But scholar Norman Finkelstein warns that the decision will unlikely lead to justice. In a landmark ruling, the International Criminal Court has ruled that it has jurisdiction to investigate Israel for war crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. However, scholar and author Norman Finkelstein warns that the ICC decision, while historic, is unlikely to deliver justice. According to Finkelstein, the Palestinian Authority’s […]

Israel Calls ICC Antisemitic For Deciding It Has Jurisdiction Over War Crimes

On Friday the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s Pre-Trial Chamber ruled through a unanimous decision that it has jurisdiction in the Palestinian occupied territories (POT), meaning that the ICC’s prosecutor can pursue convicting Israel of warcrimes in the POT’s. The ICC’s Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, as of Friday’s ICC decision, now has the ability to hold Read More...

ICC ruling “a victory for rights, justice, freedom and moral values in the world”: Palestinian minister.

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday declared the court has jurisdiction over war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories.  “The Court’s territorial jurisdiction in the Situation in Palestine … extends to the territories occupied by Israel since 1967, namely Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem,” the […]

ICC Dropping Inquiry Into British War Crimes In Iraq Shows Failure Of International Legal System

The International Criminal Court (ICC) decided, on December 9, to abandon its inquiry into war crimes committed by British forces during the Iraq war, despite its investigation having concluded that there were reasonable grounds to believe war crimes were in fact committed. Fatou Bensouda, the ICC’s Chief Prosecutor, announced in a public statement that she Read More...

UN-Watchers Expect the Worst From Trump at General Assembly Next Week

President Trump attending the United Nations lunch for world leaders at last year’s annual opening debate of the General Assembly, in the pre-Covid-19 universe. It is unclear if he is physically attending this year’s session; if not, he will likely deliver his remarks by video, like other leaders. Some UN-watchers are expecting more harsh criticism, or worse, from him on the UN. LI MUZI/XINHUA POOL PHOTO

Beijing+25; ICC Prosecutor Sanctioned by US; Niger Leads the Security Council

The first lady of the United States, Hillary Clinton, addressing the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, Sept. 5, 1995. Twenty-five years later, a prominent American feminist asks in an essay, where do women stand now? (Hint: She’s optimistic.) MILTON GRANT/UN PHOTO
The 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing; the United States sanctions the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court; dissecting the failed ambitions of the US effort to force the UN mission in Lebanon to be more aggressive.