Countries Should Back ICC Investigation on Israel-Palestine
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The International Criminal Court (ICC) is seen in The Hague, Netherlands, November 7, 2019.
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Horrific crimes are being committed with devastating consequences for civilians in the escalating hostilities between Israel and Palestinian armed groups. Impunity for past abuses has clearly contributed to today’s violations, which show no signs of abating. Despite this, governments have largely been silent about the critical role of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the one international entity already tasked with delivering impartial justice.
Not all countries are members of the ICC and crises marked by grave abuses are often beyond its remit. But while Israel is not a member, the State …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch