Monday, June 07, 2010
Israel can be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court—ship was NOT Turkish flagged
by Larry Geller
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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