ICC and Palestine Symposium: The (Non) Effects of Oslo on Rights and Status

Jeff Handmaker, A Tartir

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The Oslo Process / Accords was a core focus of the Office of the ICC Prosecutor (OTP) in its request pursuant to article 19(3) for a ruling on the Court’s territorial jurisdiction in Palestine (hereafter ‘OTP request’). However, the highly-dubious legal basis of the Oslo Process and resulting Agreements have been widely misunderstood and frequently misrepresented, both in relation to content, and even more so in relation to their functioning. These misunderstandings are reproduced in the OTP request, resulting in an incomplete representation of Palestinian rights and the status of Palestine’s jurisdiction in the OTP request, particularly in relation to the applicable crimes and territory falling under the ICC’s jurisdiction.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2020

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