Monday, June 07, 2010

 

Israel can be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court—ship was NOT Turkish flagged


by Larry Geller

JOHN QUIGLEY
Professor of international law at Ohio State University, Quigley said today: "Contrary to what many are claiming, including the New York Times in a front-page article on the Gaza flotilla, the Mavi Marmara, the vessel on which deaths occurred, is not Turkish-flagged. Although formerly Turkish-flagged, the Mavi Marmara was Comoros-flagged by the time of last week's incident. The point may be of some significance, because Comoros, unlike Turkey, is a party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The Court has jurisdiction over war crimes committed on vessels registered in a state that is party to the Rome Statute."  [CommonDreams.org, Actually, the Ship Was Not Turkish-Flagged, 6/7/2010]

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