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The ICC Jurisdiction Decision



ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I issues its decision on the Prosecutor’s request related to territorial jurisdiction over Palestine. Read decision.

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Jonathan Kuttab, a human rights activist and lawyer, joins us to discuss the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) announcement that it has jurisdiction over Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. The call arose after an ICC prosecutor in 2019 decided the criteria had been met to open an investigation into war crimes in those territories, and although this prosecutor said it wasn’t necessary to undergo a ruling on the ICC’s jurisdiction to open such a probe, they went ahead and spent a year doing it anyway. How important was this ruling and was this further delay worth it?


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