From the Editors
This brief report provides information related to three recent developments in international law related to Israel and Palestine: The International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s decision as to whether Palestine qualifies as a state for purposes of accepting the court’s jurisdiction; UNESCO’s granting of membership to Palestine; and Ongoing investigations concerning Operation Cast Lead. Israel, Palestine and the International ...Keep Reading »
Regrettably, states’ power to protect themselves and to ensure impunity has continued to grow in recent years. This paper discusses two recent examples of this political trend: the far-reaching reaction to Judge Baltasar Garzon’s legal decision not to apply the 1977 Spanish Amnesty Law to crimes against humanity committed during the Franco regime, and the recent International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on state immunity according to which a state is immune from ...Keep Reading »
Sharon Weill is a Ph.D. Candidate at Geneva University, a lecturer in International Humanitarian Law at Tel Aviv and Paris II universities, and a research fellow at the Geneva Academy of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law.