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The Israeli settlement Ma’ale Adumim, seven kilometers (4.3 miles) from east Jerusalem. ©Marwan Hamad, 2013

Litigating Settlements

The Impact of Palestine’s Accession to the Rome Statute on the Settlement Enterprise


Palestine’s 2 January 2015 accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court(ICC), and preceding declaration lodged under Article 12(3) of the Rome Statute, has created a new opening to hasten the achievement of justice and accountability for violations of international law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

In this brief, the Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Resource Center (IHLRC) revisits Israel’s ongoing oPt settlement enterprise in light of Palestine’s accession to the Rome Statute, with the aim of clarifying a number of key legal issues.

Continue reading the legal brief of Litigating Settlements