The ICC Has No Jurisdiction Over Israel Or Most Arab States - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jeff Northridge
    • 16.09.09 | 04:23 (IDT)

    because they are not signatories nor ratifiers of the Rome Statute and neither is the U.S. Nice try, Mr. Aluf Benn, but no cigar. It looks like you're stuck with the Israeli High Court of Justice unless you can get the UN Security Council to expand the ICC's jurisdiction to cover states which have never given their plenary consent to be bound by that court's rulings or set up a special tribunal to handle cases arising from the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict without the consent of either party, but I don't see how such a tribunal could gather evidence, arrest the accused, or enforce its rulings sitting way over there at the Hague with no army in the Levant to back it up.

    from the article: In wake of UN Gaza probe, how can Israel go to war again?
    First published 01:29 16.09.09 | Last updated 15:52 16.09.09
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