In January 2015, Shurat HaDin formally requested that the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor open an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity committed by Palestinian Authority senior officer Rami Hamdallah, Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority.

Our complaint alleges that Hamdallah, who is simultaneously Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of the Palestinian Authority, knowingly employs torture against ordinary Palestinians and is guilty of committing crimes against humanity in violation of the Rome Statute.

Hamdallah is a senior official responsible for the Ministry of the Interior and of the Protective Security Service agencies within the Palestinian security apparatus, and is therefore liable for the widespread civil rights abuses and killings which were perpetrated by these agencies.

The complaint requests that the Chief Prosecutor of the ICC investigate Hamdallah for torture and murder and issue a warrant for his arrest.