ICC prosecutor appeals Judges’ request to reconsider closing of Gaza Flotilla prosecution (Update – Appeal Papers)
Will politics prevail at the International Criminal Court?
Earlier this month we reported on an outrageous decision by the International Criminal Court requesting that the ICC prosecutor reconsider her decision to close the investigation into the Israeli raid on a Gaza Flotilla boat, the Mavi Marmara. In that raid, Turkish Islamists and activists attacked Israeli soldiers, resulting in 9 deaths of the attackers.
Confirmed: International Criminal Court biased against Israel:
The key to the outrage was that the ICC demanded that international political considerations be taken into account by the prosecutor, something that normally would be outside the consideration of a prosecutor, and a consideration that taints any ruling directed at Israel. The ICC compounded that error by specifically requiring consideration of the views of the anti-Israel UN Human Rights Council.
The prosecutor has just appealed the request, as reported by multiple sources. (Update – Appeal here, and embedded at bottom of post.)
The appeal is in the form of a request to dismiss the application of the Comoros Islands, which had given rise to the ICC judges’ ruling:
#BREAKING: #ICC #Bensouda appeals decision "requesting" she reconsider new #MaviMarmara investigation.RT @kaufman_law pic.twitter.com/tMY98AZ4Ro
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) July 27, 2015
We will update as more details are known.
UPDATE: This is pretty much just WOW and adds to the view that the Court itself has a bias. ICC Urges Prosecutor to Stop Appeal on Reopening Flotilla Case
The International Criminal Court called on Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Monday to go back on her decision to appeal the reexamination of the IDF’s conduct during the raid a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010.
Also, via Nick Kaufman, here are Appeal papers filed (added — official copy here):
Bensouda – Mavi Marmara – ICC Appeal
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Good for the prosecutor. I hope she sticks by her guns!
What’s really galling about the global judicial order that obama fully supports is that a “country” like the Comoros Islands has an equal footing with real countries like Israel and the US.
If the ICC recognizes “trial by fury” as an excuse for continued prosecution, it will not survive for long.
damn good reason bush kept away from the icc and anyone that cares for cotus/america should avoid being signatory to any of their efforts.