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Great Britain: House of Commons Advances Bill to Limit Criminal Prosecution of Veterans for Acts Committed during Overseas Operations

(Oct. 7, 2020) On September 23, 2020, the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill received its second reading in the British House of Commons and progressed through to the Committee stage with a comfortable majority. The bill aims to provide certainty for Service personnel and veterans by protecting them from vexatious legal claims for […]

Palestinian Territory, occupied: Possibility of Joining the International Criminal Court

(Oct. 15, 2014) Recent media reports quoted the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, as committing himself to taking Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC) if his demand to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories fails at the United Nations Security Council. (Abbas Vows to Join the International Criminal Court If He Fails at the […]