Janet Anderson, Fatou Ben Souda, Last Month discussed on asymmetrical haircuts
Update with janet anderson. Any number all rise high steph tenet happy that chantal maloney represents palestinians from gaza as victims in a situation at the international criminal court. And she's really happy because the prosecutor fatou ben souda has finally launched an investigation into war crimes in the palestinian territories is really my sorn. What i understand working closely with palestinian lawyers. You rights lawyers at us for them. It's a huge achievement. Already the fact to that finally the An open formerly open investigatin for the first time in history the court an international tribuna which has asserted its jurisdiction on alleged criminal responsibilities of israeli citizens. Of course also we. We are very aware that are also alleged criminal responsibility of palestinians but seeing these from the perspective of those who triggered the these investigation. Who are the palestinians of course another israeli or radi the opening the formal opening of the investigation twelve years after the first attempt to to do so. It's huge as she says it is a big moment. Let's just rewind to see how we got here. There's been a lot of to and fro about whether palestine is a state. they. I asked the court to intervene way back in two thousand nine and after palestine where she given a proper status at the united nations they became members of the icc in two thousand fifteen and asked the court to look back at what had been happening. Since two thousand fourteen the prosecutor had had a preliminary examination and had closed it because of the statehood issue and then with this new request it was relaunched and and last month judges finally decided that the court does have jurisdiction. They said they could not decide on statehood but that palestine had followed the normal accession procedure to the court and as such they could refer cases to the court giving the court territorial jurisdiction in the case now this is obviously grossly oversimplified but to put it in very general terms. This is the decision of the touches. So what's the potential investigation actually into. I shouldn't tell mention. There's a lot to this..