Maximises the reader’s insight into the Israeli-Palestine conflict
Reinforces the principle that establishing justice and ending impunity are crucial for sustainable peace
Examines alleged crimes unique to the Palestine situation and shows how the ICC could deal with them
Part of the book series: International Criminal Justice Series (ICJS, volume 21)
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Table of contents (7 chapters)
About this book
The subject matter is approached using the route the Prosecutor of the Court would generally employ to deal with situations. The publication offers a step-by-step procedure by which to conduct the preliminary examination and investigation of the situation in Palestine and deals with matters of jurisdiction, followed by a discussion of the fundamental concepts of complementarity and gravity to determine the admissibility before the ICC. Alleged crimes particularly unique to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, such as the construction of settlements, forced displacement, house demolitions, the expropriation of land, the crime of apartheid and the blockade of Gaza, are dealt with in light of the Rome Statute and international law.
On the basis of the established theories of transitional justice, the possible impacts of an ICC investigation and prosecution on the conflict are analysed and a number of insights are shared with regard to the impacts of the ICC on combatting impunity, fostering Palestine’s statehood, peace negotiations and the stability of the region. Due to the politicisation of the conflict and the various interests at stake, the impact of the ICC’s involvement on the credibility of the ICC itself is also reviewed. Recognizing the numerous impacts of the conflict on the existence of the two nations and the multitude of causes for its perpetuity, it does not limit itself to the ICC, but also provides other conflict resolution alternatives that could enable reconciliation and sustainable peace in the region.
This book provides an array of opinions and a crucial input for researchers and practitioners alike, while it is also useful to those investigating and possibly involved in prosecutions regarding Palestine or other similar situations before the ICC.
Seada Hussein Adem obtained a PhD from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, an LLM from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and an LLB from Haramaya University, Ethiopia.
- The Palestine ad hoc Declaration
- The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
- Statehood of Palestine
- Crime of Apartheid
- Situation in Palestine
- Interest of Justice
- Preliminary Examination
- Peace Versus Justice
- Transitional Justice
Authors and Affiliations
Seada Hussein Adem
Book Title: Palestine and the International Criminal Court
Authors: Seada Hussein Adem
Series Title: International Criminal Justice Series
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press The Hague
Copyright Information: T.M.C. Asser Press and the author 2019
Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-6265-290-3Published: 17 April 2019
Softcover ISBN: 978-94-6265-293-4Published: 15 August 2020
eBook ISBN: 978-94-6265-291-0Published: 05 April 2019
Series ISSN: 2352-6718
Series E-ISSN: 2352-6726
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XII, 228
Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations