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.
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 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:
— 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.
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