(Originally published on May 20, 2024 and updated with new additions to the symposium.)

On Monday, May 20, the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s Chief Prosecutor, Karim A.A. Khan KC, announced that he has applied for arrest warrants for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and three Hamas leaders, including the organization’s head Yahya Sinwar, for charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in relation to the situation in Palestine. Just Security is launching a symposium to provide legal and policy analysis of the developing events, as well as to provide context and serve as a resource for policymakers, journalists, and the public. Check back frequently for updates.


Yahli Shereshevsky, Armed Conflict Classification in the ICC Prosecutor’s Request for Arrest Warrants – Between International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law (June 18, 2024)

Alexandre Skander Galand, ICC Arrest Warrant Requests in the Palestine Situation and Complementarity Anxieties: Why a new notification to Israel beforehand was not needed (June 11, 2024)

Amichai Cohen and Yuval Shany, The Prosecutor’s Circumvention of Article 18 Complementarity? A Flaw in the ICC’s Palestine Investigation (June 1, 2024)

Amichai Cohen and Yuval Shany, The Prosecutor’s Uphill Legal Battle?: The Netanyahu and Gallant ICC Arrest Warrant Requests (May 25, 2024)

Ambassador Todd F. Buchwald, The ICC Arrest Warrants: A Strong U.S. Reaction Should Not Include Sanctions (May 22, 2024)

Tess Bridgeman and Ryan Goodman, Sec. Blinken’s View on Sanctions Against the ICC: A More Complete Picture (May 22, 2024)

David Luban, What the ICC Prosecutor Charged – and Didn’t Charge – in Gaza Warrants (May 22, 2024)

Tom Dannenbaum, Nuts & Bolts of Int’l Criminal Court Arrest Warrant Applications for Senior Israeli Officials and Hamas Leaders (May 20, 2024)

Rebecca Hamilton, Tess Bridgeman, and Ryan Goodman, Timeline of Int’l Crim Court Arrest Warrants for Gaza War: What Comes Next and How We Got Here (May 20, 2024)

Adam Keith, Do Not Destroy the Int’l Criminal Court for Pursuing Accountability in Gaza (May 17, 2024)


A Request for ICC Arrest Warrants and the Israel-Hamas War (Co-Hosts Paras Shah and Tess Bridgeman, with guests Ambassador Todd Buchwald, Tom Dannenbaum, and Rebecca Hamilton) (May 20, 2024)

Documents and Statements

Office of the Prosecutor, Announcing Application for Arrest Warrants (May 20, 2024)

Independent Panel of Experts Report for the ICC Office of the Prosecutor (May 20, 2024)

Statement from U.S. President Joe Biden on the Warrant Applications by the International Criminal Court (May 20, 2024)

Statement, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Warrant Applications by the International Criminal Court (May 20, 2024)

2021 ASIL Task Force Report on Policy Options for U.S. Engagement with the ICC