The International Criminal Court’s summary of the conflict in Gaza is biased and imbalanced

The International Criminal Court’s summary of the conflict in Gaza is biased and imbalanced

The ICC’s Report on Preliminary Examination Activities, published on November 12th 2015, provides a section on Gaza in the “Contextual Background” to the alleged crimes that casts doubts on the neutrality of the approach.

 

This document analyses each Point (55-56-57-58) of the “Contextual Background” and demonstrates the numerous instances where the OTP does not attempt to provide a balanced account of the events.

 

Instead, the OTP not only merely replicates Israel’s official narrative but also disregards the use of International Law as a tool of reference to describe the history of the conflict and more recent events leading up to the “51 Day War”. This is particularly problematic because to use Israel’s interpretation of the events the OTP risks casting the law as an instrument that protects colonial authority at the expense of the rights of civilian non-combatants.

 

Browse the report here.

Short Link : https://prc.org.uk/en/post/3462