On 5 February, the ICC decided that the Court's territorial jurisdiction in the Situation in Palestine extends to the territories occupied by Israel since 1967, namely Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. On 3 March, the Prosecutor announced the opening of her investigation into the Situation in Palestine.
This webinar will examine the legal and political implications of this decision and what it may entail. Amongst the questions this webinar will address are whether this decision constitutes a recognition of Palestinian sovereignty over the territories occupied in 1967, how this affects conflicting Israeli and Palestinian claims, what the negative reactions from the U.S. and other international parties may entail, what enforcement mechanisms are likely, and what the decision means in terms of precedents for both sides.
Ahmad Samih Khalidi (moderator) is an academic visitor at St. Antony's College, Oxford and Associate Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Geneva, and Senior Fellow and co-editor of the Arabic journal at the Institute for Palestine Studies, Beirut.
Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Chair in Arab Studies at Columbia University, co-editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies and President of the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA.
Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Chair of Global Law, Queen Mary University London. He served as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestine (2008-2014).
Hala Khoury-Bisharat is a lecturer and the academic director of the law school in Ono Academic College, Haifa Campus and adjunct lecturer at the law faculty in Tel Aviv University.
Katherine Gallagher is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. She has represented or is representing victims before the International Criminal Court including regarding persecution by Israeli officials in the Situation of Palestine.
Camille Mansour is the secretary-general of the Board of Trustees at the Institute for Palestine Studies, and chief-editor of the Interactive Timeline of the Palestine Question, a joint IPS-Palestinian Museum project.