Can Transfer of Civilians into Israel's Settlements Be Prosecuted as a War Crime in the International Criminal Court?
John Bernard Quigley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
May 21, 2014
Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 256
The International Criminal Court has subject matter jurisdiction over the act of transfer of civilians into settlements in territory under belligerent occupation. This essay considers whether, once the issue of territorial jurisdiction is resolved, the transfer of civilians into settlements in the West Bank sector of Palestine would prima facie be prosecutable. It considers as well a number of potential defenses that might be raised.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: war crimes, international criminal court
JEL Classification: K33
Date posted: May 23, 2014
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