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ICC seeks arrest of Israel and Hamas leaders. What happens next?

Professor Neve Gordon speaks to the New Statesman and Middle East Eye about the International Criminal Court seeking arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas leaders.

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On Monday 20 May, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, announced that he was seeking arrest warrants for Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas’s leader Yahya Sinwar for war crimes and crimes against humanity, as well as other Israeli and Hamas leaders.

Neve Gordon, Professor of Human Rights Law at Queen Mary, said that this warrant would mean they would face arrest in the 124 countries signed up to the ICC: “I think if we look at the history of arrest warrants…it would be very difficult to disagree with any arrest warrant that the ICC has issued.”

Read Professor Gordon's comments in the New Statesman and Middle East Eye.

Also: Neve Gordon, Anadolu, Middle East Monitor, Arrest warrant against Netanyahu: Israel is becoming a pariah state says expert.



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