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Re: Death threats against human rights defenders pursuing Palestinian access to justice and accountability at the International Criminal Court

Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP
 Foreign Secretary
 Foreign and Commonwealth Office
 King Charles Street
 City of Westminster
 For the urgent attention of: Rt…

Impartial Justice Needed as Occupation Enters 50th Year

(New York) – As the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza entered its 50th year, Human Rights Watch called today on the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor to open a formal investigation into serious international crimes committed in…
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki waves as he arrives holding documents he will submit to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, June 25, 2015.
It was just a bolt of pink cotton lying on the floor of a school gym but more than 20 years later, it haunts me still – soldiers tore off strips of that cloth, blindfolded dozens of men, trucked them to a nearby field, shot them, and buried all but a…
Two Bosnian Muslim women cry over a coffin July 10, 2005 with remains of their relative in a factory hall in Potocari where 610 victims of Srebrenica massacre wait for the funeral.
November 4, 2015
 Dear Prosecutor,
 We write with regard to your preliminary examination of the situation in Palestine to share materials we believe may be relevant to your ongoing analysis as you consider whether or not to pursue a…
July 17, International Justice Day, is a reminder both of how difficult it is to bring the people responsible for the world’s worst crimes to justice and of how crucially important it is not to give up.
 Over the past two decades, trials for…
On April 1 Palestine joined the International Criminal Court (ICC), which now has jurisdiction over international crimes committed on or from Palestinian territory since June 2014. On the same day, though hardly reported, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF)…

Court Membership Could Open Door for Justice to Victims

(Brussels) – Palestine’s decision to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the face of strong opposition – including from the United States, Israel, and Canada – deserves international support. The ICC treaty officially went into effect for…

New Hope for Justice for Victims of Serious Crimes

(New York) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor’s decision on January 16, 2015, to open a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine is a potential first step toward reducing the impunity in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict…
The Israel exception to Western governments' human rights principles has been starkly on display in the reaction to the Palestinian Authority's decision to join the International Criminal Court. In Washington, Ottawa, Paris and London, as well as Tel Aviv…