The International Criminal Court and Israel’s Acts in the Occupied Territories: Progress and Prospects

Acer Y.

Insight Turkey, vol.3, no.23, pp.69-92, 2021 (ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 23
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.25253/99.2021233.5
  • Journal Name: Insight Turkey
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, ABI/INFORM, Index Islamicus, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Political Science Complete, vLex, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-92
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: No


Following the request of Palestine as a Party State to the Status

of the International Criminal Court, the Prosecutor decided to start a

preliminary investigation into the situation of Palestine. The preliminary

investigation resulted in a request from the Prosecutor to the Pre-Trial

Chamber I for clarification of the Court’s jurisdiction in relation to the

occupied territories of Palestine. Many significant issues concerning the

status of Palestine as a State and its legal borders were raised during the

preliminary investigation, both by the Prosecutor and during the examination

of the Chamber. Although both the Prosecutor and the Chamber have

approved that the Court has jurisdiction over the Palestinian territories,

including those occupied by Israel, the prospect for the success of the trials

by the Court depends on the cooperation of the international community

as a whole and the State parties to the ICC Status.