Defense for Children International – Palestine

In 2018 we wrote about Defense for Children International – Palestine and referred to links between some past board members and a designated terrorist organisation, the PFLP. We would like to clarify that we did not intend to suggest that the organisation has close current links, or provides any financial or

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Obituary of UKLFI Patron Sir Gavin Lightman.

We record, with great sorrow, the passing of Sir Gavin Lightman, an Honorary Patron of UK Lawyers for Israel and UKLFI Charitable Trust, on 2 March 2020. Sir Gavin received a First Class Degree in Law from University College, London, and a Masters Degree in Law at the University of

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Statement by Interpal and its Trustees

In response to articles published on the UKLFI website on 25 February and 20 March 2019 the Trustees of Interpal have requested that UKLFI publish a statement setting out their reply by way of explanation or contradiction, pursuant to section 15(2) of the Defamation Act 1996.  The statement, provided by

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Sheffield’s Palestinian Flag

Sheffield City Council’s leader participated in a Palestinian flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall a few hours after the Sheffield City solicitor said there was no plan to raise a Palestinian flag. On 4 September 2019, Sheffield City Council voted on a motion, entitled “Recognising Palestine as a

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Jurisdiction over Nationals of Non-State Parties at the ICC

Steven Kay QC and Joshua Kern have made an important submission to the International Criminal Court that it does not have jurisdiction over the nationals of non-party states unless the case has been referred to it by the UN Security Council. The ICC is yet to unseal an arrest warrant

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Territorial Jurisdiction of ICC disputed

Lawyers from leading London international criminal chambers 9 Bedford Row have submitted a communication to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC), with support from The Lawfare Project, regarding the effect of issues around Palestinian statehood and Palestine’s territorial claim on the jurisdiction of the

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Top lawyers make submission to ICC, warning of the unreliability of human rights reports

Leading lawyers have made a submission to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding the challenges of relying on human reports when examining potential criminal cases. The submission was made by Dr Dov Jacobs of 9 Bedford Row, with support from UK Lawyers for

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Friends of Al Aqsa pressed to curb BDS content at Palestine Expo

Friends of Al Aqsa (FOA) are under pressure to curb their advocacy of BDS at the forthcoming Palestine Expo exhibition at Olympia , or face possible cancellation of the event, following intervention by UK Lawyers for Israel. The German co-owners of Olympia London are now putting pressure on the exhibition

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Charity Commission may need to “re-engage” with Medical Aid for Palestinians

The Charity Commission has told UK Lawyers for Israel that it may need to re-engage with Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) if it receives further complaints.  This follows a complaint against MAP filed by UK Lawyers for Israel and the Lawfare Project in June 2018. The complaint outlined ways in which

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ICC misleads about the “Situation in Palestine”

UKLFI has written to Peter Lewis, Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC), to complain about the wording in the “Situation in Palestine” page of the ICC website. The website wrongly implies that the ICC has already decided that it has jurisdiction in “Palestine”, that there is an occupied Palestinian

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