UK Moving Bill To Decriminalize War Crimes

By Dan Sabbagh and Heather Stewart, The Guardian. -

Labour has sacked three junior shadow ministers who joined with Jeremy Corbyn and 14 other Socialist Campaign group MPs in breaking the party’s whip by voting against the second reading of a [...]

EU And France Call On US To Reverse ‘Unacceptable’ Sanctions Against ICC’s War Crimes Investigators

US sanctions against two International Criminal Court officials are “unacceptable and unprecedented” and should be reversed, said the EU’s top diplomat, while the French foreign minister called [...]

US Punishes ICC For Investigating Potential War Crimes

By Susan M. Akram, The Conversation. -

The Trump administration has sought to weaken or abandon various international agencies since 2016. Now it’s taking aim at the International Criminal Court, a global tribunal that investigates [...]

Israel’s Crimes Must Be Met With Arms Embargo

By Maureen Clare Murphy, Electronic Intifada. -

Israel’s bombing of the besieged Gaza Strip must be met with an “urgent and comprehensive military embargo,” the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee stated on [...]

Israel Cuts Fuel, Gaza Goes Dark

By Tamara Nassar, Electronic Intifada. -

The Gaza Strip’s only power plant shut down on Tuesday after Israel stopped the transfer of fuel to the territory. The halting of fuel transfers is among a series of collective punishment [...]

Atomic Bombings At 75: The Illegality Of Nuclear Weapons

By Francis Boyle, Consortium News. -

The mere possession of nuclear weapons violates the Nuremberg Principles (decreed a day before Nagasaki) and other international laws. The human race stands on the verge of nuclear [...]

Israel’s Secret List Of Officials Who May Stand Trial At International Court

By Noa Landau, Haaretz. -

Israel is drawing up a secret list of military and intelligence officials who might be subject to arrest abroad if the International Criminal Court in the Hague opens an investigation into [...]

Iranian Arrest Warrant For Trump Shows How Disreputable US Presidency Has Become

By Finian Cunningham, RT. -

The arrest warrant issued by Iran for the murder of General Qassem Soleimani in January shows how disreputable the office of the US presidency has become. Trump has openly bragged about ordering [...]

Ahmed Erekat Was Executed With The Blessing Of Abbas And The Oslo People

By Dr. Amira Abo el-Fetouh, Middle East Today -

Ahmed Erekat was not the first Palestinian to be killed by the Israeli occupation forces in cold blood, nor will he be the last to be killed “because he tried to attack” them. The young man was [...]

Fortress On A Hill: Rebecca Gordon And American Nuremberg

By Danny Sjursen, Fortress on a Hill. -

Rebecca Gordon, a TomDispatch regular and author of American Nuremberg: The Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post 9/11 War Crimes, stop by the podcast to discuss torture and moral injury in [...]

US And Israel Team Up To Thwart War Crimes Probes

By Maureen Clare Murphy, Electronic Intifada. -

The US secretary of state’s threats to sanction two employees working for the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and their families last month may have been the opening salvoes [...]

Team Trump Failed To Bully ICC Into Dropping War Crimes Probe

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout. -

fter the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) found a reasonable basis to believe that U.S. military and CIA leaders committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in [...]

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

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout.org -

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 [...]

Israel/Palestine War Crimes Probe ‘Momentous Step Forward’, Says UN Rights Expert

By Loulou d'Aki, News.un.org -

An independent UN human rights expert hailed on Tuesday, the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to consider a formal criminal investigation into allegations of war crimes in Palestine [...]

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

By Jonathan Ofir, Mondoweiss.net -

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 [...]