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Editorial: The Legality of the Israeli Annexation – Redux

Once the American Administration recanted its long standing position as regards Israeli settlements, one could expect, as day follows night, that a shift on annexation would also follow,…

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The Duties of Occupying Powers in Relation to the Fight against Covid-19

Significant scholarship is investigating the array of international legal issues pertaining to the fight against Covid-19. This brief post aims at contributing to this debate by assessing the…

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A critical assessment of the Government of Israel’s memorandum to the ICC – Part II

  In my previous post, I argued that contrary to the view of the GOI, a Palestinian state has existed since 1919, and a Palestinian government was established…

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A critical assessment of the Government of Israel’s memorandum to the ICC – Part I

  On 20 December 2019, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) published a 112-page document requesting that Pre-Trial Chamber 1 rule within 120 days on the…

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Playing Safe or Hide and Seek? The ICC Prosecutor’s Request for a Ruling on the Court’s Territorial Jurisdiction in Palestine

  On 20 December 2019, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the ICC issued a Prosecution request pursuant to article 19(3) for a ruling on the…

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Justifying Self-defense against Assisting States: Conceptualizing Legal Consequences of Inter-State Assistance

Cause for thought: Israel’s airstrikes directed against Iran and Syria Israel has acknowledged to have repeatedly struck Iranian military targets in Syria. While confrontations…

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Prolonged Occupation or Illegal Occupant?  

An unresolved question in international humanitarian law is whether an occupying power – whose authority as occupant may have initially been lawful – can cross a bright red…

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