Palestinian statehood: a route to international justice? ~ Dearbhla Katharine Minogue – Student Director, Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights.
On Monday 13 October 2014, the British House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to urge the government to recognise the state of Palestine.1 It is not clear whether or not the British government will comply with this request. If it did, it would add itself to a growing number of states which have formally recognised Palestine, particularly since the overwhelming United Nations (UN) General Assembly vote to recognise it as a non-member observer state on 29 November 2012.2
But what are the important powers, with legal consequences, that Palestine can potentially exercise following state recognition?
And, in particular, how does state recognition affect the possibilities for Palestinian victims of alleged international crimes on Palestinian territory to seek legal redress before the International Criminal Court (ICC)?
Before this blog examines these…
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