Rapid response webinar recording - the ICC in Israel and Palestine: Law, politics, and arrest warrants

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Roundtable participants

In case you missed the event, below is a recording of the International Law and Politics Working Group event that took place on Tuesday 28 May 2024. 

In a landmark moment in international criminal law, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has applied for arrest warrants for senior leaders of Hamas and Israel. This development has been - and doubtless will continue to be - lauded in some circles and heavily criticised in others. Equally, the unfolding proceedings at the ICC (as well as the ICJ) are likely to be the subject of extensive technical legal commentary, as well as impassioned political debate. 

Stepping back slightly, the roundtable aimed to take stock of the complex interactions between various aspects of international law and politics reflected in and likely to stem from these developments. Drawing together expert participants from across the disciplines of international law and international politics, the roundtable provided an opportunity to reflect on the arrest warrant applications in broader international legal and political context, as well as the potential implications for the various parties and institutions involved.


  • Kevin Jon Heller: Professor of International Law and Security, University of Copenhagen
  • Victor Kattan: Assistant Professor in Public International Law, University of Nottingham
  • Victor Peskin: Associate Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University
  • Noelle Quenivet: Professor in International Law, University of the West of England
  • Maria Varaki: Lecturer in International Law, War Studies Department, King's College London
  • Ido Rosenzweig: Director of Research (Terrorism, Belligerency, and Cyber), Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, University of Haifa; Co-Founder/Chairman of ALMA - Association for the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law


  • Henry Lovat, University of Glasgow
  • Suwita Hani Randhawa, University of the West of England
  • James Gow, King’s College London