‘International Criminal Court and the Question of Palestine’s Statehood: Part I’

This article published on Just Security by Todd Buchwald is the first of a two-part analysis focusing on the submission of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 20 December 2019 for a ruling on whether the ICC has jurisdiction over “the situation in Palestine”. Buchwald explains the ICC’s jurisdictional background under the Rome Statute, and considers the nature and meaning of “a State” and whether Palestine can possibly said to qualify under this definition.