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Samantha Lachman

AIPAC Backtracks On Suspending Aid For Palestinians, Focusing On Iran Instead

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Only days ago, heading into the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, suspending aid to the Palestin...

Jessica Schulberg

Lindsey Graham Threatens to Cut UN Funding and Derail Iran Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking to the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference Sunday morning, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) threatene...

The Palestine 194 Plan for Legitimacy and Justice

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 02.23.2015 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

Completing the Palestinian quest for international justice and legitimacy means convincing the world of their historical narrative. But playing the exclusive role of victim still does not absolve Palestinians from their own responsibilities.

Can UN Peacekeepers Bring Ukraine Peace?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 02.19.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

UN-mandated Peacekeepers have several negative implications for the Ukraine government, as well as the positive of securing at least a temporary halt to the fighting. On the negative side, the conflict becomes frozen in place with Ukraine effectively divided and potentially partitioned.

Is the International Community Abandoning the Fight Against Impunity?

David Tolbert | Posted 02.12.2015 | World
David Tolbert

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and more than a decade after the establishment of the International Criminal Court, shockingly little is being done to stop massive human rights abuses. The prospects of victims receiving justice, let alone bringing perpetrators to account, seem ever more remote.

Colombia: ICC Preliminary Examination Report and Peace Negotiations

Mariana Rodriguez Pareja | Posted 02.11.2015 | World
Mariana Rodriguez Pareja

In December 2014, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) published its annual Report on Preliminary Examination Activities. This report includes information on Colombia and Honduras, among others

Bombing Civilian Hospitals: A Khartoum 'Tradition'

Eric Reeves | Posted 01.23.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

If we want moral clarity in understanding the Khartoum -- as opposed to the political "complexities" adduced whenever the regime is the subject -- then let us look to Frandala. This deliberate bombing attack on an MSF hospital, by an advanced military jet aircraft, is the very face of the Khartoum regime.

Samantha Lachman

How Palestinians Could Use Israel's Own Legal Analysis Before The ICC

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The International Criminal Court announced Friday that it will open a preliminary examination of alleged war crimes committed in the Pal...

War Crimes Court Opens Probe Into Palestinian Territories

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 01.16.2015 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court launched a preliminary probe Friday that could clear the way for a ...

Palestine's Accession to the International Criminal Court Places Everyone Before a Test

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.09.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

The choice between the two options is not a Palestinian decision exclusively. And while the consequences definitely affect Israel, they do not affect Israel exclusively either.

U.S. Duplicity In Punishing Palestine for Joining the ICC

Alexandra Halaby | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Alexandra Halaby

Many Palestinians and supporters of the State of Palestine are curious about the U.S. applying such financial pressure to the P.A. After all, the U.S. has been selling a narrative of democracy-building in the Middle East as part of official foreign policy for the past two decades.

Palestinians Will Join ICC, U.N. Chief Says

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has confirmed that the Palestinians will officially become a member of the Inte...

Security Council Vote Legitimizes Israeli Occupation

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Maybe the vote in the council was merely a step in a larger scheme that will legitimize going to various international agencies. But the world community, and especially the US, have failed in their mission and have indirectly legitimized the illegal Israeli occupation.

Palestinians Submit Documents To Join International Criminal Court

AP | By EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians took the last formal step Friday to join the International Criminal Court, seeking to pursue war-crimes charg...

Palestine and the International Criminal Court

C.J. Keller | Posted 03.03.2015 | World
C.J. Keller

Membership in the ICC would give Abbas another tacit endorsement of statehood and the ability to wage powerful lawfare. But will this really get Abbas what he ultimately wants? Or better, what does he want?

How The International Chefs Congress Saved My Life

Regina Varolli | Posted 02.12.2015 | Taste
Regina Varolli

Yet this year on opening day, rather than being one of the first through the doors, I sat home on my couch, feeling anything but inspired. Then my phone chimed the sound of a text coming through, a friend who always flies in for StarChefs.

As Colombia Seeks to Address Serious Crimes, Are There Lessons From International Experiences?

David Tolbert | Posted 02.04.2015 | World
David Tolbert

Colombia is in the midst of historic peace talks. Many difficult challenges have been addressed, but a number of thorny issues are still on the table. A key point left to be settled is that of criminal accountability for the most serious crimes committed during the country's 50-year internal armed conflict.

International Criminal Court Drops Charges Against Kenyan President

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor dropped all "crimes against humanity" charges against Kenya's pres...

Does the UN See US "Institutionalized Discrimination" in the Wake of Ferguson?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The Ferguson grand jury decision not to criminally prosecute a police officer in the shooting of an unarmed young black man has reached the Geneva HQ of the UN Office of Human Rights Chief Prince Zeid, but the consequences will be felt globally and probably with indefinite impact.

ICC Will Not Prosecute Possible War Crimes In Israel Flotilla Raid

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Israeli forces may have committed war crimes when they stormed an aid flotilla boat heading to Gaza, but the possible ...

Confronting ISIS: Is Rule of Law and Democracy Part of Coalition?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Beating ISIS on the battleground could prove inconclusive, even counterproductive, if its dogma is not de-legitimized. This cannot be done by the gun but the law and a political system that offers an alternative to the rule of might.

Why Palestine Should Join the International Criminal Court

Salma Karmi-Ayyoub | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Salma Karmi-Ayyoub

Were the PA to join the ICC and initiate a case against Israel, it would be adhering to a strategy long advocated for by Palestinian civil society to use mechanisms of popular pressure -- legal action, boycotts, protests -- to advance national aims.

Abbas Blocks ICC Application. Why?

David Hearst | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
David Hearst

Why again? That is harder to answer. The strategy of using the UN and accession to international bodies to advance Palestinian statehood is his. Why would he, of all people, be blocking it?

Will Zionism and Hamas Ideology Be Criminalized?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Joining the International Criminal Court (ICC) remains one of few options for the "State of Palestine," but it's one with profound implications for Zionism and Hamas.

Manchester United FC vs Liverpool FC, A Tale of Two Halves

Marvin Blugh | Posted 10.07.2014 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

At the half-hour mark, Manchester United's attack looked tense and toothless, their passing remaining bogged down in the midfield and even their set pieces not producing shots, let alone shots on target.