House of Commons
ICC preliminary examination of the situation in Palestine
EDM #30
Tabled 07 January 2020
2019-20 Session
That this House notes the statement from the International Criminal Court prosecutor, Fatuo Bensouda, on the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the situation in Palestine; reaffirms full support for the application of international humanitarian law and prosecution where violations are found to have occurred; welcomes the scope of the investigation into war crimes committed in the Israel-Palestine conflict; further notes that in addition to investigating Israel for war crimes the investigation will also look at Palestinian organisations for targeting civilians, use of torture and denial of fair trials; welcomes the impartiality of the investigation; and calls upon the UK Government to apply all necessary pressure upon those party to the Israel-Palestine conflict and urge unfettered access for the ICC to carry out its investigation without hindrance.