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Egypt court declares Hamas a terrorist group
February 28, 2015
The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters ruled Saturday that the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas is a terrorist organization. The decision was based on lawsuits alleging that Hamas is responsible for multiple attacks against Egyptian security forces, which have resulted in casualties and deaths. Ham....... [more]

US court finds Palestine groups liable for Israel attacks
February 24, 2015
A jury for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York found the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority liable Monday for the terrorist attacks that took place in Israel between 2002-2004 and killed 33 people, including Americans. The jury awarded $218....... [more]

US judge appointed to head UN Gaza inquiry
February 4, 2015
UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) President Ambassador Joachim Ruecker on Tuesday appointed a new chairperson to head the Inquiry into the Gaza conflict after the former chairperson resigned. The UNHRC appointed Mary McGowan Davis to replace William Schabas, who resigned after Israel accused him of....... [more]

Head of UN inquiry investigating Gaza conflict resigns
February 3, 2015
William Schabas, leader of a three-member UN committee investigating possible war crimes committed in Gaza last summer, resigned Monday after Israelis accused him of bias due to his previous work as a consultant for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Schabas claimed that the opinion he w....... [more]

UN officials criticize Israel for unlawful demolitions
January 24, 2015
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Friday criticized Israel for unlawfully demolishing Palestinian homes in West Bank and East Jerusalem this week. OCHA indicates that over the past three days, 77 Palestinians have been made homeless as a result of Israel's demoliti....... [more]

Germany rights official urges Israel to cooperate with ICC
January 20, 2015
Germany's top human rights official on Tuesday urged Israel to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) probe into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories. After a prosecutor for the ICC announced the investigation last week, Israel's government said that it would not work with....... [more]

ICC opens probe into war crimes in Palestinian territories
January 16, 2015
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday opened a probe into potential war crimes in Palestinian territories. The probe is the first step toward opening an investigation of both Palestine and Israel relating to the Gaza war last summer, and will analyze informati....... [more]

Palestine and the ICC: what's next?
January 14, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Kattan of the National University of Singapore Law Faculty, discusses the reasons for and consequences of Palestine's accession to the ICC and considers possible scenarios for developments around the Palestine question...Israel's decision to delay transferring Palestin....... [more]

PLO trial set to start over attacks in Israel
January 11, 2015
A case involving the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA) is set to begin in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York this week regarding attacks on Israel more than a decade ago and whether these organizations owe the victims as much as $1 bi....... [more]

Palestine to become member of ICC in April
January 7, 2015
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accepted documents submitted by Palestine on Tuesday which will allow Palestine to become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in April. As a member of the ICC, Palestine will be able to bring allegations of war crimes against Israel. The Rome Statute o....... [more]

Israel-based rights group files war crimes complaint with ICC against Palestinians
January 6, 2015
Israel-based rights organization Shurat HaDin Law Center announced Monday that it has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing three Palestinian leaders of war crimes. The complaint brings accusations of terrorism, torture and civil rights violations against Palestinian....... [more]




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