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ICC: Palestine is Newest Member


ICC: Palestine is Newest Member

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

BRUSSELS, Belgium - 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 Palestine on April 1, 2015, giving the court a mandate dating back to June 13, 2014, over serious crimes, including war crimes and crimes against humanity committed on or from Palestinian territory.