The Hague: Press conference on new complaint to the International Criminal Court

On 20th September, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) will join the International Centre of Justice for Palestinians (ICJP)'s press conference following the hand delivery of a legal complaint on behalf of Shireen Abu Akleh’s family to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands.

At 11am CEST/10am BST on 20 September 2022, the ICJP will be hosting a press conference in The Hague to announce the submission of a new complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding the killing of American-Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and the shooting of journalist Ali Samoudi on 11 May 2022 whilst covering raids conducted by the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) in Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank.

The conference will bring together lawyers from Bindmans LLP and Doughty Street Chambers who are representing the victims and their families, along with representatives from the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) and the ICJP.

The group will be joined by Anton Abu Akleh, Shireen’s brother, who will speak on behalf of the family.

The Conference will also hear from representatives from Forensic Architecture and Al-Haq who will outline some of the findings from their forensic investigation into Shireen’s killing.

These journalists join a long list of journalists targeted by the IOF in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). Legal submissions alleging Israel’s systematic targeting of journalists working in Palestine and its failure to properly investigate killings of media workers amount to war crimes, were submitted in April 2022 to the ICC.

All journalists represented in both complaints were wearing clearly marked PRESS vests at the time they were targeted.

Press Conference details:

Date: 20 September 2022 at 11am CEST/10am BST

Venue: Leonardo Royal Hotel Den Haag Promenade, The Hague

Click HEREto register for in-person attendance and/or to receive a link to the live stream.


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