The idea was not that the ICC would go after the great democracies of the world which have fully functioning, autonomous, independent legal systems. The ICC was meant to go after those legal black holes, where there is really not accountability.
Top safe ways to transfer money
One of the highest priorities one must pay attention to when it comes to transferring money is making sure that it reaches the target safely and securely. There are a myriad of sleazy people out there, looking to rid people of their money through various crimes, such as hacking, fraud and money transfer frauds. In order to stay safe from these kinds of people, do your research first and search for safe ways to transfer your money. Here are some of the most popular transfer methods that make sure your money stays secure during the transfer.
In a bank transfer, the money - coming from the sender’s account, is sent from one bank to the other, after which it is then deposited to the receiver’s account. Creating a bank account requires multiple layers of identification through the submission of several legal documents, so one cannot mistakenly transfer money to an unrelated account. This makes it harder for fraudulent people to swipe money during a bank transfer, thus ensuring the safety of your funds. The main caveat of bank transfers is that bank transfers can cost a hefty fee due to fluctuating exchange rates, so take note of that.
As for wire transfers, both domestic and international wires make use of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications system, or SWIFT for short. SWIFT is a messaging network that banks use to send and receive information in a ‘swift’ manner, such as instructions for money transfers. Most businesses use SWIFT wire transfers to process their cross-border transactions and accept payments from customers as it is largely considered safe to do so. All one has to stay alert of is whom they transfer their money to, as well as the high price of fees, especially when transferring overseas.
Online Money Transfer Services
If you wish to transfer money wherever you are, then perhaps the most efficient, inexpensive, and safest way you could do so is through online money transfer services. These services are readily accessible through their websites or, more popularly, through their mobile apps. Notable examples of these kinds of services are PayPal, Venmo, and Paxum. In general, these services have multiple layers of data encryption and security protocols that ensures users that their personal information stays behind closed doors, and that the funds stay safe all throughout the transfer process. Add the convenience that mobile apps bring, and online money transfer services are great for everyday use, especially when paying for items bought at an online commercial store.
Security and safety is a big must when transferring money to others. Multiple money transfer services make sure that insidious individuals do not get their hands on your precious money through multiple security measures. Bank transfers, wire transfers, and online money transfers all make sure to relieve you from the stresses of potential theft and fraud. All of these services have their pros and cons, so take note of each of their strengths and weaknesses, and choose a service that best suits what you are looking for.
What is the status of the Palestinian case at the ICC?
Following the Palestinian Authority’s controversial attempt in 2015 to grant jurisdiction to the International Criminal Court over “its territory”, the Prosecutor initiated a preliminary examination.
In December 2019, the Prosecutor announced that she intended to open an investigation into Palestinian allegations against Israel and the IDF, subject to confirmation by the Court’s Pre-Trial Chamber that it has jurisdiction over the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. The complex and controversial nature of the question of the Court’s jurisdiction in the Palestinian case, was emphasized by the Prosecutor in her request to the judges.
As explained in a detailed legal memorandum published by Israel’s Attorney General [here] , the ICC does not have jurisdiction in the matter, as only sovereign states may delegate jurisdiction to the Court over their territory. This view was strongly supported by key States parties to the ICC as well as by leading international law scholars and practitioners during the proceedings before the Pre-Trial Chamber.