At the close of 2014, Mahmoud ‘Abbas, head of the Ramallah wing of the Palestinian Authority (PA), announced that he would sign the Rome Statute, the 2002 treaty establishing the International Criminal Court based in The Hague. This move opens the possibility that the Palestinians could ask the Court to investigate Israeli military operations and/or occupation practices as violations of international law.
by Noga Malkin , Nick Danforth | published October 24, 2014
For background, see Aslı Ilgit and Rochelle Davis, “The Many Roles of Turkey in the Syrian Crisis,” Middle East Report Online, January 28, 2013.
by Denis Sullivan, Sarah Tobin
by Sarah E. Parkinson | published September 7, 2014 - 12:57pm
by Sophia Hoffmann | published July 15, 2014 - 10:51am
In 2006, 30,000 Iraqis arrived in Syria every month, seeking and receiving safe haven from US occupation and sectarian warfare as kidnappings, death threats, and bombings by air and land engulfed Baghdad and the southern governorates of Iraq. By 2011, an estimated 1-2 million Iraqis had fled to neighboring countries.