Palestinians Decry ICC Prosecutor’s Delay Of Israeli War Crimes Investigation

By Marjorie Cohn, -

In a significant development for Israeli accountability, Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), seeks to launch an investigation into war crimes committed in [...]

ICC Decision To Investigate War Crimes Touches Israelis’ Deepest Fear (Accountability)

By Jonathan Ofir, -

The recently announced decision of the International Criminal Court to investigate Israeli war crimes (pending a pre-Trial chamber decision on the “territories” at hand), has hit a raw nerve in [...]

US Leaders Can Now Be Prosecuted For Illegal War

By C.J. Polychroniou, -

War is gathering around the world, and autocratic leaders are undermining the legal checks on their discretion to launch attacks abroad. With the rule of law under threat, the International [...]

Center For Constitutional Rights Alleges U.S. Interference Into International Criminal Court

By Melanie Burney, -

June 6, 2019, New York –Yesterday, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a complaint with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers alleging ongoing [...]

Facing The Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

By Ramzy Baroud, -

The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the ‘International Conference on the Law of [...]

ICC Refuses To Investigate Crimes In Afghanistan, U.S. Torture

By Center for Constitutional Rights. -

April 12, 2019, Paris, The Hague, New York – In what human rights groups call an appalling decision, the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II decided not to grant the Prosecutor’s request to open an [...]

Green Party Urges International Criminal Court To Prosecute Israel For Crimes Against Palestinians

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese -

Members of the Green Party United States traveled to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday, November 29, 2018 to deliver a letter calling for a full investigation of Israel for war [...]

The U.S. Goes To War Against The ICC To Cover Up Alleged War Crimes In Afghanistan

By Murtaza Hussain, -

September 16, 2018 "Information Clearing House" -  The United States has never been a friend of the International Criminal Court. While relations between the U.S. and the ICC have fluctuated over [...]

Doctrines Of Impunity: John Bolton And The ICC

By Binoy Kampmark, -

The Trump administration’s national security advisor John Bolton has never been a fan of international law, a concept he has found, at best, rubbery.  Any institution supposedly guided by its [...]

The ICC Just Announced It Will Treat War As A Crime

By David Swanson, -

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) could try the United States for attacking a country if (1) that country brought a case, and (2) the United States agreed to the process, and (3) the [...]

ICC Launches Probe Into Israeli War Crimes In Palestine

By Staff, -

Israel's fear that Palestinian recognition by the International Criminal Court would bring unwelcome scrutiny of its military actions took a step closer to fruition on Friday, when the the ICC [...]