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All Palestinian leaders line up to refer to the ICC ….

Without delay, all Palestinian leaders must do what is necessary for to refer Protective Edge to the ICC.  What is at issue is the ultimate test of the ICC.

If the current siege involved less powerful countries – for instance some of those in Africa – the Prosecutor would have moved with haste.  So why is there a delay?

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

All the documents must be drawn up, completed and signed.  Everything should be checked and double checked by International Lawyers and academics around the world in sympathy with the aims of the ICC and the process must be moved forward.

The Palestinian government of national unity are behaving in accordance with international law.  They have the right to draw upon the international apparatus of the ICC and Bensouda must move.  The question of jurisdiction must be sorted out immediately so that there can be no come-back.  Israel will challenge everything.  We all know this.  Justice is not acceptable to Israel but it must be the standard for every other state.  So international teams – experts from around the world – must step up to the mark along with the Red Cross, Amnesty, Human Rights Watch and the process moved forward.


Written by uprisings230950

August 23, 2014 at 9:19 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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