International lawyers - ICC has territorial jurisdiction over alleged crimes in Palestine

On 16 March 2020, Geneva-based organization International-Lawyers submitted carefully-researched Amicus Curiae observations to the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

On 16 March 2020, ISS researcher and lead drafter Dr Jeff Handmaker, on behalf of Geneva-based organization International-Lawyers, submitted carefully-researched Amicus Curiae observations to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Handmaker is an international law specialist. In these expert observations, which were addressed to the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court, a solid assessment of international law is provided, advising the International Criminal Court that they 'have full and unhindered territorial jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute any alleged crime, including ongoing crimes, that have taken place in all areas falling under the sovereignty of the State of Palestine, and, notwithstanding Israel’s belligerent occupation, that the scope of this territory includes East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza'.

Full text of the Amicus Curiae

The full text of the Amicus Curiae observations are available on the website of the International Criminal Court or download it here.

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