Geneva Council proudly supports the collective efforts of 100 Chilean lawyers who have lodged a formal complaint urging the issuance of an arrest warrant against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The legal action, in alignment with the Rome Statute, is set to undergo a comprehensive review by the International Criminal Court, as announced by lawyer Juan Carlos Manriquez.
Prominent members of the Chilean Senate, including Francisco Chahuan, Jimena Rincon, Paulina Vodanovic, Iván Moreira, Sergio Gahona, and Alfonso de Uresti, have joined forces to address what they allege as disproportionate Israeli retaliation against vulnerable populations. The complaint contends that the elderly, women, children, and the sick have been subjected to serious and deliberate human rights violations in Gaza, with no discernible moral or logical justification. The lawyers argue that these actions demonstrate a systematic premeditation of genocidal war and forced migration.
Francisco Shahwan, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, has underscored the urgency of the situation, demanding that Netanyahu be held criminally responsible and calling for an immediate ceasefire.
The complainants, representing the largest Palestinian community outside Palestinian territories, are seeking not only accountability for Netanyahu but also for other individuals deemed responsible for the alleged crimes. Geneva Council stands behind this pursuit of justice and the call for an arrest warrant, emphasizing the gravity of the charges, which include “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity” in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949.
As the International Criminal Court begins its review on Monday, Geneva Council pledges to provide comprehensive coverage of the proceedings, ensuring that the global community remains informed about this significant legal undertaking.