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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 01.02.2015 | 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 01.01.2015 | 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 12.13.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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.

Making Justice a Reality Where It Counts

Paul Seils | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Paul Seils

Citizens must see social institutions at work in their home countries, as it is there that courts can repudiate wrongdoing and reaffirm the most fundamental elements of the contract that binds a society together. It is there that having the dignity of a citizen can have its fullest meaning.

Palestine's Right to Defend Itself

Ibrahim Sharqieh | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Ibrahim Sharqieh

Recent statements from Israeli officials indicate that this is war, and that it will not end soon. Yet wars of "self-defense" against the Gaza strip to weaken Hamas -- in 2008 and again in 2012 -- have proven futile again and again.

Do Animals Need a UN Ambassador?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.03.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

As a matter of animal welfare/rights, cruelty/abuse should have the same meaning for a dog in China as the U.S. Identifying animals by their nationality stretches sovereignty -- people can be rabidly nationalistic but dogs cannot.

Can Muslim UN Human Rights Chief Save Humanity From Itself?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The challenge for both Muslims and the international community is to counter the hijacking of the Muslim identity by extremists and also to respond to the victimization of all, including Muslims who are targeted by bigotry as well co-coreligionists.

International Cricket Council Axes Americas Women's Cricket

Nadia T. Gruny | Posted 08.13.2014 | Sports
Nadia T. Gruny

In the 21st century, an international sports governing body is demonstrating that women sports are still subjected to male hegemony.

Entitled to Protection, Palestinians Should Join the ICC, Now

Ibrahim Sharqieh | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Ibrahim Sharqieh

Once Palestine joins the ICC, the court's jurisdiction will provide coverage against human rights violations in the Palestinian territories, regardless of whether the source of such violations is Israel or the PA itself. In other words, this will establish a foundation for the prevalence of the rule of law in the Palestinian territories.