Past event

Research Event

Milestones in International Criminal Justice: The ICC and Palestine

Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS

International Law Programme, International Criminal Justice

Event documents

Meeting Summary
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Professor Kevin Jon Heller, Professor of Criminal Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Professor Yaël Ronen, Sha'arei Mishpat Academic Center and the Minerva Center for Human Rights, Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Stephanie Barbour, Head of Amnesty International Centre for International Justice, The Hague
Chair: Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Associate Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House


In 2009 Palestine lodged a declaration accepting the jurisdiction of the ICC but only two years later the ICC Prosecutor decided to close its preliminary examination of the situation in Palestine because of uncertainties surrounding Palestine’s statehood.

The meeting will explore the implications of the UN General Assembly’s decision to accord to Palestine the status of non-member observer state in 2012, issues concerning Palestine's prospective accession to the Rome Statute, and the possibility for Palestine to lodge a retroactive declaration giving the Court jurisdiction over Israeli military operations in Gaza such as 'Cast Lead' and 'Protective Edge'.

Please note this event will be followed by a drinks reception.

This event is held  in association with Doughty Street Chambers and is accredited with 1.5 CPD points.