OngoingEn cours<div class="ExternalClass3AF2B9DAB0144796B7AFE1A121F5CBE6"><div><p> <strong>Focus&#58; Alleged crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, since 13 June 2014</strong></p><p style="text-align&#58;justify;"> <em>Phase 2&#58; Subject-matter jurisdiction</em></p><p style="text-align&#58;justify;"> <strong>Jurisdiction – General status</strong></p><p>On 1 January 2015, the Government of Palestine lodged a declaration under article 12(3) of the Rome Statute accepting the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) over alleged crimes committed &quot;in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, since June 13, 2014&quot;. On 2 January 2015, the Government of Palestine acceded to the Rome Statute by depositing its instrument of accession with the UN Secretary-General. The Rome Statute entered into force on 1 April 2015.</p> <p style="text-align&#58;justify;"> <strong>Procedural history and focus of the preliminary examination</strong></p><p>Upon receipt of a referral or a valid declaration made pursuant to article 12(3) of the Rome Statute, the Prosecutor, in accordance with Regulation 25(1)(c) of the Regulations of the Office of the Prosecutor, and as <a href="http&#58;//www.icc-cpi.int/en_menus/icc/structure%20of%20the%20court/office%20of%20the%20prosecutor/policies%20and%20strategies/Pages/draft%20policy%20paper%20on%20preliminary%20examinations.aspx">a matter of policy and practice</a>, opens a preliminary examination of the situation at hand. Accordingly, on 16 January 2015, the Prosecutor announced the opening of a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine in order to establish whether the Rome Statute criteria for opening an investigation are met. Specifically, under article 53(1) of the Rome Statute, the Prosecutor shall consider issues of jurisdiction, admissibility and the interests of justice in making this determination.</p><p>For further information, see the <a href="http&#58;//www.icc-cpi.int/en_menus/icc/structure%20of%20the%20court/office%20of%20the%20prosecutor/policies%20and%20strategies/Pages/draft%20policy%20paper%20on%20preliminary%20examinations.aspx">OTP Policy Paper on Preliminary Examinations (2013)</a>.</p><hr /><p>On&#160;<strong>22 May 2018</strong>,&#160;pursuant to articles 13(a) and 14 of the Rome Statute, the Government <span style="text-decoration&#58;line-through;"></span>of Palestine&#160;(''Palestine&quot;), a State Party to the Rome Statute,&#160;<a href="/itemsDocuments/2018-05-22_ref-palestine.pdf">referred&#160;to the Prosecutor&#160;the situation in Palestine</a> since 13 June 2014, with no end date.</p><p>Such a referral does&#160;<strong>not</strong>&#160;automatically lead to the opening of an investigation; the ICC Prosecutor still needs to determine whether the situation referred meets the legal criteria established by the Rome Statute to warrant an investigation.</p><p>For more information on the referral and to read&#160;the Prosecutor's statement please click&#160;<a href="/Pages/item.aspx?name=180522-otp-stat">here.</a></p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass333A75AEBF534263B60FBC50C6F5A2A3"><p></p></div><div><p> <strong>Focus&#58; Alleged crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, since 13 June 2014</strong></p><p style="text-align&#58;justify;"> <em>Phase 2&#58; Subject-matter jurisdiction</em></p><p style="text-align&#58;justify;"> <strong>Jurisdiction – General status</strong></p><p>On 1 January 2015, the Government of Palestine lodged a declaration under article 12(3) of the Rome Statute accepting the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) over alleged crimes committed &quot;in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, since June 13, 2014&quot;. On 2 January 2015, the Government of Palestine acceded to the Rome Statute by depositing its instrument of accession with the UN Secretary-General. The Rome Statute entered into force on 1 April 2015.</p><p style="text-align&#58;justify;"> <strong>Procedural history and focus of the preliminary examination</strong></p> <p>Upon receipt of a referral or a valid declaration made pursuant to article 12(3) of the Rome Statute, the Prosecutor, in accordance with Regulation 25(1)(c) of the Regulations of the Office of the Prosecutor, and as <a href="http&#58;//www.icc-cpi.int/en_menus/icc/structure%20of%20the%20court/office%20of%20the%20prosecutor/policies%20and%20strategies/Pages/draft%20policy%20paper%20on%20preliminary%20examinations.aspx">a matter of policy and practice</a>, opens a preliminary examination of the situation at hand. Accordingly, on 16 January 2015, the Prosecutor announced the opening of a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine in order to establish whether the Rome Statute criteria for opening an investigation are met. Specifically, under article 53(1) of the Rome Statute, the Prosecutor shall consider issues of jurisdiction, admissibility and the interests of justice in making this determination.</p><p>For further information, see the <a href="http&#58;//www.icc-cpi.int/en_menus/icc/structure%20of%20the%20court/office%20of%20the%20prosecutor/policies%20and%20strategies/Pages/draft%20policy%20paper%20on%20preliminary%20examinations.aspx">OTP Policy Paper on Preliminary Examinations (2013)</a>.</p><hr /><p>Le&#160;<strong>22&#160;mai 2018</strong>, le Gouvernement de la Palestine («&#160;la Palestine&#160;»), Etat partie au Statut de Rome, a invoqué les&#160;articles&#160;13-a et 14 du Statut de Rome pour&#160;<a href="/itemsDocuments/2018-05-22_ref-palestine.pdf">déférer au Procureur la situation en Palestine</a>&#160;depuis le 13 juin 2014 et sans date de fin.&#160;</p><p>Un tel renvoi&#160;<strong>ne débouche</strong>&#160;<strong>pas</strong>&#160;automatiquement sur l'ouverture d'une enquête&#160;; le Procureur doit d'abord déterminer si la situation déférée répond aux critères juridiques qui, d'après le Statut, justifient l'ouverture d'une enquête.</p><p>Pour plus d'informations sur le renvoi et lire la déclaration du Procureur, veuillez cliquer&#160;<a href="/Pages/item.aspx?name=180522-otp-stat&amp;ln=fr">ici</a><span lang="FR" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">.</span></p></div>PalestinePalestine

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