Δευτέρα, 25 Αυγούστου 2014

Cyprus & the ICC – international reactions

 August 8 
Given the recent ICC complaint about Turkish settlements in Cyprus, it is worthwhile to examine the reactions of the various parties. While the ICC is seem by many as powerful magic in the context of Israeli settlements (where it does not have jurisdiction), no one seems very excited about the possibility of an investigation of Cypriot war crimes.
Cyprus
It is quite remarkable that the government of Cyprus has not formally referred the alleged crimes to the ICC in the 12 years since joining the Court, despite complaining about them repeatedly and bitterly, and being unlikely to achieve its desired outcome through the diplomatic process. (The Cypriots would like the removal of Turkish settlers in a peace deal, but the international community has largely not supported the demand.) Cyprus’s long-standing silence about a possible ICC investigation is a particularly stark contrast to the Palestinian leadership, which has repeatedly said the the ICC holds the answer to its problems Israeli settlements. (Though given the Palestinians’ lack of acceptance of jurisdiction, the difference may be rhetorical.)

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