A loophole in British law - in the International Criminal Court Act 2001 and the Criminal Justice Act 1988 - allows private individual complaints of "war crimes" to be lodged against military personnel, even if they are not British citizens and the alleged crimes were committed elsewhere. They were represented by two London law firms - Irvine Thanvi and Natas (ITN) and Imran Khan and Partners - which on their behalf applied for an international arrest warrant, claiming that Barak committed war crimes and breaches of the Geneva Convention during the winter Gaza operation. Should the court not decide whether to issue the warrant, then his firm would appeal for an injunction to stop Barak from leaving the country.
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