Skip to comments.ICC Examining 'Legal Implications' of PA Statehood Bid
Posted on 12/01/2012 2:49:54 PM PST by Eleutheria5
The International Criminal Court's (ICC) prosecutor's office said on Friday it was considering the legal implications after the UN General Assembly's overwhelming vote to recognize the Palestinian Authority as a non-member state.
"The Office of the Prosecutor takes note of the decision" and will now "consider the legal implications of this resolution," it said in a statement sent to AFP but declined to elaborate.
In 2009, the PA asked the ICC prosecutor's office to investigate alleged war crimes committed by the IDF during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza.
However, only a state can launch such a request under international law, which is why former prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo earlier this year decided to leave it up to the "competent organs of the United Nations" to decide whether or not the PA was a state.
Now that the UN resolution has passed, noted AFP, the PA may ratify the court's founding treaty, the Rome Statute. That could open the door for an investigation, despite intense pressure by countries including the U.S., Britain and France to desist.
Before the vote in the UN, France warned the PA against taking action against Israel in the ICC should it be granted upgraded status.
"Speaking purely of the law, from the moment there is a recognition of a state, even as a non-member and observer, it would have the possibility of referring such-and-such a state to the court," Frances Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.
"However if we want to move toward negotiations and find a solution, it is obvious that elements should not be used", he added. .....
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Only a group of braindead axelrodholes would call something that IS NOT A STATE a state. That’s moronic. The communist UN has got to go before America and many other countries lose their sovereignty.
Does this clear the way for TX and WY?
If a group of people, with or without a landmass, can petition for statehood, and be recognized as such, what would disqualify anything from asking?
Can the Tea Party, or FReeRepublic, get some UN aid, and weaponry.. Why not Texas or any other state that claims grievance against an aggressor?
I’m ok with Pennsylvania having observer status, but this statehood thing is for the birds.
“The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) prosecutor’s office said on Friday it was considering the legal implications after the UN General Assembly’s overwhelming vote to recognize the Palestinian Authority as a non-member state. “
Next week the UN is going to vote on making the Port Authority a non-member state also.
What comes around goes around.
Wendy’s, too. They make a hamburger a beautiful thing. They oughta have their own state.