Adalah's Newsletter Volume 15, July 2005


Volume 15, July 2005
After Seven-Year Legal Struggle, Land and Planning Appeals Committee Grants Permit to Sawaed Family to Build a Home on their Private Land in Jewish Town of Kamoun
Adalah and Arab Local Councils in the Naqab Petition Supreme Court Against Discriminatory Law Which Excludes Arab Bedouin Towns from Income Tax Benefits
Featured Case
Adalah Petitions Supreme Court Demanding Construction of a 4km Road to the Elementary School in the Unrecognized Arab Bedouin Village of al-Fur’a in the Naqab
Articles on International Courts
The International Criminal Court: A New Role for Victims in International Criminal Proceedings
By Fiona McKay, The International Criminal Court
The Missing Element of the International Court of Justice's Advisory Opinion: Enforcement
By Anne Massagee, Legal Researcher, Al-Haq
Another Brick in the Wall: Between Israeli Law and the ICJ's Advisory Opinion
By Marwan Dalal, Adalah Attorney
International Humanitarian Law
Supreme Court Dismisses Petition Submitted by Palestinian Human Rights NGOs Challenging Israeli Army’s Home Demolitions Policy in 1967 Occupied Palestinian Territories
Land, Planning and Justice
Adalah and Bimkom Demand Inclusion of Unrecognized Al-Mal Neighborhood within Master Plan for Wadi Salameh Village in the Galilee
Women’s Rights
UN CEDAW Reviews Israel: Committee Experts Voice Concern over Inequalities and the Need for Measures to Eliminate Discrimination against Palestinian Women Citizens of Israel in Education, Employment and Political Life

See also: Special Report about CEDAW on Adalah's Website

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Opening Remarks
This month marks the seventh anniversary of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) Rome Statute (RS). The ICC is the first permanent institution with the power to prosecute persons for the most serious crimes of international concern. It is an outgrowth of the Nuremburg Tribunals established after the Second World War, and the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. The RS is unique in that, for the first time, it codifies the most heinous crimes - genocide; crimes against humanity; and war crimes, which include willful killing and the extensive destruction of property without military necessity - and bears witness to a growing system of international justice. The ICC is currently investigating the perpetrators of grave crimes in three locations: Uganda, Congo, and Darfur. What these investigations demonstrate is that soldiers, military commanders, and political leaders are not subject exclusively to the jurisdiction of national courts, but are also internationally accountable. Israel refused to become a state party to the RS. However, the historical development of international criminal law teaches us that Israel cannot remain exempt from international justice forever.
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