There is also the issue of Bensouda, on behalf of the ICC, seemingly granting statehood to some place called "Palestine". I was never aware that a prosecutor for the ICC had that authority.What this source does not report is that there were many legal opinions submitted from all over the world."Dismissing the legal opinions of several states and dozens of international law scholars,"Chief prosecutor insists ICC has jurisdiction to probe war crimes in ‘Palestine’
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Thursday reiterated her position that Palestine is a state for the purposes of transferring criminal jurisdiction over its territory to The Hague.
Dismissing the legal opinions of several states and dozens of international law scholars, Fatou Bensouda’s view, laid out in great detail in a 60-page document, could pave the way for an investigation of alleged war crimes committed in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.
“The Prosecution has carefully considered the observations of the participants and remains of the view that the Court has jurisdiction over the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” she wrote.
Dismissing arguments by Germany, Australia, Brazil, other countries and law experts, Fatou Bensouda doubles down; ball now in judges' courtwww.timesofisrael.com
At least she was thorough about being arbitrary and capricious.
How do you think competing, Islamic terrorist mini-caliphates will address their newfound statehood?