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 and hate speech at the forthcoming Palestine Expo exhibition at Olympia , or face cancellation of the event, following intervention by UK Lawyers for Israel. The German co-owners of Olympia London are now putting pressure on

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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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Lord Carlile to speak on Counter-Terrorism Legislation

Lord Carlile CBE QC is to give a talk on Counter-Terrorism Legislation in a Democratic Society on Thursday 22 November 2018 in Central London.   Lord Carlile was the British Government’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation from 2001 to 2011, and the Independent Reviewer of National Security Arrangements in Northern Ireland

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PwC’s Audit Whitewash of Terror Linked NGOs

Two NGOs with close links to a terrorist organisation, are audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Defence for Children International Palestine (DCI-P) and the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) have very close links to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a proscribed and active terror organisation, whose aim

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More credit card facilities closed down for terrorist linked NGOs

Three more Palestinian NGOs have had their credit card donation facilities withdrawn, following complaints that they were linked to a terrorist organisation and to the Boycott Divestments and Sanctions movement. The NGOs are Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Stop the Wall and Gaza Community Mental Health Programme. These organisations, along

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