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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Situation on the Registered Vessels of the Union of the Comoros, the Hellenic Republic and the Kingdom of Cambodia

Priya Urs

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 August 2020

Subject(s):
War crimes — Duty to investigate — Prosecutors

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The proceedings at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Situation on the Registered Vessels of the Union of the Comoros, the Hellenic Republic and the Kingdom of Cambodia (‘Mavi Marmara’ or ‘Gaza Flotilla’ incident) arose in the context of Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza. On 31 May 2010, six of eight vessels comprising the ‘Gaza Freedom Flotilla’ were intercepted by the Israel Defence Forces (‘IDF’) beyond the perimeter of the blockade. With the objective of ‘draw[ing] international attention to the situation in Gaza and the effects of the blockade’,...
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