Palestine joins the ICC – what does it mean? An interview with fmr Ambassador Peggy Mason

Thanks to Peter Larson for sharing this posting from the interview regarding the Canadian foreign-policy stance relative to the recent confirmation of Palestine’s membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Canada Talks Israel/Palestine


Palestine has now joined the International Criminal Court. What does it mean? Will Netanyahu be dragged into court in the Hague?  Or is it purely a propaganda move by the Palestinian Authority? We asked Peggy Mason, President of the Rideau Institute, and former Canadian Ambassador for disarmament. She was helped by legal research assistant Leigh McCarroll. Read more

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2 thoughts on “Palestine joins the ICC – what does it mean? An interview with fmr Ambassador Peggy Mason

  1. Palestine joining the ICC furthers independence from Israel and consideration to being their own state.. Of course many think this is no longer feasible and are opting for human rights within the state of Israel. Palestine’s independence in this realm, however, does have meaning and provides it possibilities of less bias and corrupt court system. It also furthers possibilities of help internationally because the issues are no longer seen as an internal problem of a country but an international issue. I like the idea of hearing the cases in this international court. It may mean that external military ( peacekeeping may be considered).
    I know the ICC remains limited given no accepted international law and repercussions for violations but at the very least it will certainly expose Israel’s transgressions and continue to reduce Israel’s power internationally.

  2. Thank you, Sherry Ann, for sharing this.  It is so disheartening to read time and again such closed, one-sided thinking on the part of this paternalistic Canadian government.


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