States Parties to the Rome Statute must take action at the upcoming International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties (ASP) in New York to end double standards, stop Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza, and bring justice to Palestinians. by Anti-Apartheid Movement

PLEASE TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW AND SEND YOUR LETTER TO THE UN OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL ADVISER ON THE PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE AND THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT PROSECUTOR.

[D]espite all such warnings and documentation of live-streamed war crimes and crimes against humanity as defined in the Rome Statute, the ICC Prosecutor, Karim Khan, is yet to take any meaningful action to stop the ongoing crimes, deter further crimes, or prosecute crimes that have been already perpetrated. The Prosecutor’s failure to fulfill his obligations underlines what the majority of states, particularly in the Global South, see as an irrefutable double standard, particularly when compared to the Prosecutor’s speedy action in the case of Ukraine, where it served Western interests. Palestinian human rights organizations have been calling on the prosecutor to apply the law without favor, while the largest coalition in Palestinian society has called out the Prosecutor’s inaction towards the carnage in Gaza as complicity that is enabling genocide. 

The ICC’s ongoing failure to stop or deter Israel’s unfolding genocide and war crimes in Gaza, and to a lesser extent in the occupied West Bank including East Jerusalem, is the epitome of not just the ICC’s failure of Palestinian victims but also its double standards with regards to justice for the Global South more generally. 

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