/ 22 May 2024

ICC a political firestorm…

Benjamin Netanyahu
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PM Anthony Albanese is under pressure over his neutral position on the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor’s proposed arrest warrants for Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, his defence chief and 3 Hamas leaders for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity. Yesterday, the Aussie leader said “I don’t comment on court processes … to which Australia is not a party” – a response Coalition leader Peter Dutton said was ‘squibbing’ it. Dutton “very strongly” supports US President Joe Biden calling the warrants “outrageous” because he says there is “no equivalence between Israel and Hamas”. And for a dash of something different – Amal Clooney (aka the human rights lawyer married to actor George…) says she was on an expert panel that advised the ICC to pursue the warrants.

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