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Is There a Court for Gaza?

A Test Bench for International Justice

Editors: Meloni, Chantal, Tognoni, Gianni (Eds.)

  • Tackles the legal issue whether international justice mechanisms - including the ICC - can play a role in the light of the alleged crimes committed during the military operation on Gaza (December 2008-January 2009)
  • Contributions from leading academics in the field of international law and international criminal law and human rights experts
  • Includes legal documents which were produced as a follow up to the 'Goldstone Report' (The UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict)
  • Sheds a light on the difficult combination of law and politics that connotes international justice, in particular vis-à-vis the uncertain status of Palestine at the UN level
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About this book

The 'Goldstone Report' of September 2009 started a critical debate at the international level. The Report raised serious allegations of grave violations of international law with regard to the Israeli attack on Gaza of 27 December 2008 - 18 January 2009, amounting to possible war crimes and crimes against humanity. The UN General Assembly and the Human Rights Council, amidst high political pressure, endorsed the Report’s recommendations, calling for prompt and proper investigations to ensure accountability and justice for the victims. Given the lack of proper investigations at the national level, international justice mechanisms are now needed. Indeed, the ICC opened a preliminary examination of the situation but difficulties arose because of the uncertain status of the occupied Palestinian territory. The issue of the existence of a State of Palestine is extremely actual and still unsolved at the UN level.

With a foreword by prof. William Schabas, the book collects contributions by renowned international law professors as Eric David, John Dugard, Richard Falk and many other distinguished scholars and lawyers, and brings together for the first time essential documentation on the 'Gaza conflict'. The underlying question, whether there is a court for Gaza, can be seen as a test case for international justice, and shed a light on the role of international institutions in the difficult combination of law and politics that connotes international justice.
Useful for all those interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, such as international and criminal law scholars, and human rights and humanitarian organizations.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Meloni, Chantal (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Selected Materials from the International Conference ′Is There a Court for Gaza?′ 22 May 2009, Lelio Basso International Foundation, Rome

    Meloni, Chantal (et al.)

    Pages 13-80

  • The Goldstone Report and the Goldstone Retreat: Truths Told by Law and Reviled by Geopolitics

    Falk, Richard

    Pages 83-104

  • The Follow up to the Goldstone Report and Its Legal Impact in Israel and Beyond

    Weill, Sharon

    Pages 105-121

  • Initial Reactions to the Goldstone Report and Reflections on Israeli Accountability

    Barnette, Jennifer

    Pages 123-143

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-6704-820-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-6704-819-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Is There a Court for Gaza?
Book Subtitle
A Test Bench for International Justice
Editors
  • Chantal Meloni
  • Gianni Tognoni
Copyright
2012
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-90-6704-820-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-6704-820-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-6704-819-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 594
Number of Illustrations and Tables
257 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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