Natasha Hausdorff is a Barrister at Six Pump Court Chambers in London, United Kingdom and a Director at UK Lawyers for Israel. Natasha has a law degree from Oxford University and an LL.M. from Tel-Aviv University. Hausdorff clerked at Israel’s Supreme Court and was a Fellow at Columbia Law School in its National Security Law Program. Hausdorff is a frequently sought-after lecturer on aspects of public international law, Israel’s sovereign title to the West Bank and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
We are witnessing the weaponization of international judicial bodies. It is something which ought to concern all human-rights-protecting democracies around the world. Because the double standards which start with Israel are unlikely to end with Israel.
Natasha Hausdorff lays out the principle of jurisdiction under the ICC Statute. The absence of such jurisdiction ought to be clear in this case. The Prosecutor at the ICC has sought to circumvent the basic requirements of jurisdiction and this has prompted an unprecedented international response, with submissions from seven states parties and many experts in international law calling into questions the Court’s jurisdiction.