The International Criminal Court late Monday announced that it had received documents from the Palestinians indicating they were moving toward going after Israelis for alleged war crimes on two separate tracks. Read More: Ban Ki-moon says Palestine to join ICC on April 1 – Arab-Israeli Conflict – Jerusalem Post.
Last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed the Rome Statute starting an approximately 60 day countdown to when the PA could file war crimes complaints with the ICC Prosecutor’s Office asking for an investigation. Read More: ICC announces Palestinians file for investigations on 2 tracks – Arab-Israeli Conflict – Jerusalem Post.
In a move that heightened tensions with Israel and could lead to cuts in U.S. aid, the Palestinians on Friday delivered to U.N. headquarters documents on joining the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and other international treaties. Read More: Palestinians deliver to U.N. documents to join war crimes court | Reuters.
The “constitutive theory” on recognition of states seems to be raising its head as a complete substitute for the “declaratory theory”. Is this because the attempted formation of a so called “Palestinian State” doesn’t fit very well into the parameters of statehood under the “declaratory “theory? Read More: A New Assault on the Law of […]
As United Nations officials welcome the Christmas Eve entry into force of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty ATT, its progress in the U.S. remains hampered by significant Senate opposition and funding prohibitions included in appropriations legislation. Most recently, the omnibus government funding bill passed by the Congress earlier this month contained new prohibitions on […]
The Common Core State Standards had a tumultuous year across many states in 2014, but Microsoft founder Bill Gates – among the biggest proponents of the standards – was undeterred in his support, according to grant information reported by the Washington Post. Read More: How Bill Gates Bankrolled Common Core in 2014 | TheBlaze.com.
It won’t be a happy new year for people without health insurance, says Obamacare analyst Betsy McCaughey, the former lieutenant governor of New York: Read More: McCaughey: Americans ‘Facing Big Fines If They Don’t Have Insurance’ | CNS News.
There are a lot of perks to being a world leader. Attending far-flung conferences, it’s safe to say, is not one of them. But however much Barack Obama and his counterparts grouse about jet lag, global summits will continue to play an indispensable part in governing an unruly world. Read More: 2015: Seven Global Summits […]
President Obama has issued a form of executive action known as the presidential memorandum more often than any other president in history — using it to take unilateral action even as he has signed fewer executive orders. Read More: Obama issues ‘executive orders by another name’.
The Palestinian-drafted resolution was formally submitted to the 15-member council, which means it could be put to a vote as soon as 24 hours later, but it does not guarantee it will happen. Some drafts formally submitted have never been voted. Read More: Palestinian draft resolution submitted to UNSC: Israeli withdrawal from West Bank by […]