torsdag 4 mars 2021

ICC och Israel - politik, inte juridik

 Såsom omvärlden behandlar Israel är det inte förvånande att också ICC anslutit sig till hopen och nu beslutat utreda Israels eventuella krigsbrott när de försvarat sig mot terror. 

Det är sorgligt också därför att ICC därmed gör sig till en bricka i det politiska spelet där udden alltid riktas mot Israel.

Honest Reporting lyfter fram fakta som knappast kommer att beaktas av våra inhemska nyhetsredaktioner.

Två viktiga fakta:

- Israel är inte medlem av ICC (har inte undertecknat Romfördraget)

- Palestina är inte en självständig stat

Judge Péter Kovács’ Partly Dissenting Opinion

ICC Gives Itself Authority to Adjudicate Israeli “War Crimes:” What It Means (Honest Reporting)

"What is “international law”? As discussed many times by HonestReporting, international “law” is not a compilation of legislation in the classical sense but, rather, a collection of treaties according to which sovereign states have agreed to abide. In this case, the relevant treaty is the Rome Statute. However, Israel has never agreed to abide by this statute. Nor has the United States, for that matter. This means that in Friday’s ruling, the ICC has “given” itself the power to exercise authority over any sovereign nation, a notion that violates the very nature of international law itself. To put it differently, when nations agree to a treaty, that agreement can and should be enforced by bodies that the various nations have nominated for that purpose. However in this case, the ICC has determined that it is acceptable to impose a treaty even on countries that have never agreed to it....

...prosecutor Bensouda brought the question to a tribunal of three ICC judges to determine whether the ICC can exercise jurisdiction. The panel ruled 2-1 in favor of jurisdiction, with a strong dissenting opinion written by judge Judge Péter Kovács’...

...on Friday, the U.S. State Department under the Biden administration echoed the same underlying US position as the Trump administration, saying (emphasis added): As we made clear when the Palestinians purported to join the Rome Statute in 2015, we do not believe the Palestinians qualify as a sovereign state, and therefore are not qualified to obtain membership as a state, or participate as a state in international organizations, entities, or conferences, including the ICC. We have serious concerns about the ICC’s attempts to exercise its jurisdiction over Israeli personnel. The United States has always taken the position that the court’s jurisdiction should be reserved for countries that consent to it, or that are referred by the UN Security Council.”...

Blinken: US stands with Israel, ICC lacks jurisdiction to hold investigation (Jerusalem Post)

"...The United States firmly opposes and is deeply disappointed by this decision. The ICC has no jurisdiction over this matter," Blinken said in a statement issued early Thursday morning. "Israel is not a party to the ICC and has not consented to the Court’s jurisdiction, and we have serious concerns about the ICC’s attempts to exercise its jurisdiction over Israeli personnel."

Blinken also stressed that the Palestinians don't qualify as a sovereign state and therefore cannot participate in the ICC..."

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