tisdag 14 augusti 2018

Internationella brottmålsdomstolen spelar bort sig själv - inte längre opartisk

Internationella brottmålsdomstolen ser ut att precis som FN:s mänskorättsråd bli ett organ som specialbehandlar Israel.

Israel said to formally protest ICC’s unusual appeal to ‘Palestinian victims’ (TOI)
Alan Baker, a former legal adviser to the Foreign Ministry who was involved in negotiating the ICC’s founding statute, last month slammed the statement as “quite crazy,” arguing that the court has allowed itself to become a tool of pro-Palestinian propaganda.

“This seems to me to be quite crazy, and the court is openly turning itself into a Palestinian propaganda engine, similar to the [United Nations] Human Rights Council, with a regular reporting regime on Palestine only and a distinct section of its website devoted to Palestine,” Baker told The Times of Israel.

The three ICC judges were going out of their way to cater to Palestinian victims in preparation of a trial, despite the fact that the prosecutor has not yet decided whether to open an investigation or whether the court even has jurisdiction over the territory in question, Baker noted.

“All this seems to indicate that the ICC is venturing far beyond its role and is being politically manipulated, or is manipulating itself, against its own better interests,” he fumed.

“Does it have so much spare time on its hands that it can dabble in such nonsense?” he added.

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