JURISDICTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT OVER HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS COMMITTED BY ISRAELI FORCES IN THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES AFTER JULY 1, 2002*

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JURISDICTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT OVER HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS COMMITTED BY ISRAELI FORCES IN THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES AFTER JULY 1, 2002*

in The Palestine Yearbook of International Law Online

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. Article originally written in French. Translation into English for the Yearbook.

I Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Jul. 17, 1998, U.N. Doc. A/CONF.183/9, reprint- ed in 37 I.L.M. 999 (1998) [hereinafter Rome Statute]. 2 Id., art. 8(t).

3 For a commentary on Article 8, see, PATRICK DAILLIER & ALAIN PELLET, DROIT INTERNATIONAL PUB- LIC 679 (6th ed., 1999). 4 Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II), June 8, 1977, 1125 U.N.T.S. 609. This protocol entered into force on December 7, 1978 but has never been ratified by a large major- ity of states.

5 Prosecutor v. Tadic, Decision on the Defence Motion for Interlocutory Appeal on Jurisdiction, No. IT 94-1-AR72 (Oct. 2, 1995). 6 Letter from Richard Goldstone, former chief prosecutor of the ICTY and the ICTR, to Professor Rhonda Copelon, International Women's Human Rights Clinic, City University of New York, September 8, 1995.

7 Rome Statute, supra note 1, art. 8. 8 Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), June 8, 1977, art. 85(4)(b), 1125 U.N.T.S. 3. 9 Rome Statute, supra note 1, art. 8(2)(b)(xx).

« Id., art. 8(2)(b)(iv). Id., art. 8(2)(b)(viii). Id., art. 8(2)(b)(xxvi).

Id., art. 8(2)(f). 14 Id. 15 Id., art. 7(1)(a).

16 Id., art. 7(1 )(k). » Id., art. 7(1). 18 Id., art. 7(2)(a). 9 See, Sophie Claudet, Israel Spurns International Criminal Court, AGENCE FRANCE PRESS, June 12, 2002.

20 Rome Statute, supra note 1, art. 8(2)(b)(viii). Treaty of Versailles, June 28, 1919, art. 227, reprinted in 2 BEVANS 43. 22 Charter of the International Military Tribunal, appended to the Agreement for the Prosecution and Punishment of the Major War Criminals of the European Axis, 82 U.N.T.S. 279; 59 STAT. 1544; 3 BEVANS 1238; 39 AM. J. INT'L L. 258 (1945).

z3 Rome Statute, supra note 1, art. 25(3)(d). 24 Prosecutor v. Tadic, Trial Chamber Judgment, No. IT-94-IT (May 7 1997). zs Id. 26 Prosecutor v. Karadzic & Mladic, Review of the Indictments Pursuant to Rule 61 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, Nos. IT-95-5-R61 and IT 95-18-R61 (July 11, 1996).

27 Id., §§ 81-83.

28 Rome Statute, supra note 1, art. 25(4). 1"'7/

z9 Id., art. 28.

30 For example, the French parliament will begin in Autumn 2003 a legal project aimed at integrating into French domestic law universal jurisdiction mechanisms for all the crimes coming under the subject matter jurisdiction of the ICC, although it is likely to be done in a restrictive manner.

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