• Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelInternational Law

    ICC Cases Against Israel and Hamas: A Preliminary Assessment

    May 24, 2024Susan Akram John Quigley

    The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim A.A. Khan, announced on May 20 that his office had applied for arrest warrants against both Isr…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelInternational Law

    Is International Law Still Relevant after the Carnage in Gaza?

    Apr 23, 2024Susan Akram John Quigley

    According to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the death toll in Gaza by Israel’s onslaught has passed 34,000 Palestinians, …

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Six Months of Carnage in Gaza

    Six months of the devastating Israeli war on the Gaza Strip have caused the death and injury of more than a hundred thousand Palestinians, spread starvation an…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Israeli Non-Compliance with ICJ Provisional Orders

    Mar 20, 2024Jonathan Kuttab

    On January 26, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) indicated preliminary measures in  the case brought against Israel by South Africa under the Genocide C…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelInternational Law

    The ICJ Case on Israeli Occupation: A Report

    Mar 4, 2024Jonathan Kuttab

    On February 19, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) began public hearings on the issue referred to it by the General Assembly of the United Nations, by vi…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Case for Prosecuting Israel for Genocide in Gaza

    Dec 14, 2023Jonathan Kuttab

    The current Israeli war on Gaza has given rise to questions about whether it is possible to invoke the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantInternational Law

    Israel, Gaza, and the Laws of War

    Oct 27, 2023Jonathan Kuttab

    Addressing his troops as they amass to attack the Gaza Strip, Israel’s Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant publicly announced that the new Israeli war cabinet, wh…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantInternational Law

    The International Criminal Court’s Failure to Hold Israel Accountable

    Sep 12, 2023Jonathan Kuttab

    Although the International Criminal Court was created by the Rome Statute in 1994, it has never successfully been used to hold Israel to account for its abuses…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelInternational Law

    Israel’s Practices and Its “Respect” for Jordan’s Role in Jerusalem: A Legal Study

    Jun 27, 2023Anis Fawzi Kassim

    Many observers have objected to the Abraham Accords that were signed between Israel and various Arab states, each for their own reasons. I myself staunchly opp…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Seventy-Five Years after the Nakba: What Does the Future Hold?

    May 15, 2023Mohammed Abu-Nimer Nadia Hijab Dalal Iriqat Khalil E. Jahshan

    As Israel celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding in 1948, the Palestinians commemorate the same number of years since the Nakba, the catastrophe, that…

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonIdentity Politics and Sectarianization

    Beirut Port Explosion: A “Judicial Coup” to Bury the Investigation?

    Feb 9, 2023Halim Shebaya

    There is broad consensus in Lebanon regarding the need to reform the country’s judiciary and to work toward enhancing its independence, as stipulated by both t…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfInternational Law

    Child Soldiers in Yemen: Cannon Fodder for an Unnecessary War

    Feb 2, 2023Afrah Nasser

    Recruitment of children as actual or auxiliary soldiers in Yemen’s ongoing war is one of the most dire developments in the conflict since its initial eruption …