Rome Statute drafters recognized that "all people are united by common bonds, their cultures pieced together in a shared heritage."
Rights this important are universal. Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states "no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty."
Sixty-four years later, countless millions await justice, "simply because of the political status of the land into which they are born."
Palestinian discrimination is longstanding. Their rights are systematically denied. Conditions worsen annually. Expanding settlements steal their land. Police state ruthlessness targets resisters.
Besieged Gazans are collectively punished. They're isolated and "forced into de-development." Relentless attacks target them. Civilians suffer most.
Crimes of war, against humanity, and slow-motion genocide continue. International leaders turn a blind eye. Israeli criminals go unpunished.
PCHR wants them held accountable. The ICC is a permanent tribunal. It was established to prosecute individuals for crimes too important to ignore.
"Palestine to the ICC".aims to encourage the relevant actors to fulfill their responsibility in ensuring that Palestine gains access to the ICC."