Online book launch - Disputed Territories and International Criminal Law: Israeli Settlements and the International Criminal Court by Simon McKenzie
The book will be launched by APCML Fellow Prof. Tim McCormack, Professor of Law at the University of Tasmania and Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.
It has been over 50 years since the beginning of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories. It is estimated that there are over 600,000 Israeli settlers living in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and they are supported, protected, and maintained by the Israeli state. This book discusses whether international criminal law could apply to those responsible for allowing and promoting this growth, and examines what this application reveals about the operation of international criminal law.
Simon McKenzie is a Research Fellow at the University of Queensland School of Law in the Law and the Future of War research group. His current research focuses on the legal challenges connected with the defence and security applications of science and technology, with a particular focus on the impact of autonomous systems. His broader research and teaching interests include the law of armed conflict, international criminal law, and domestic criminal law.