Smoke billows following Israeli strikes in Gaza City, Oct. 11, 2023. REUTERS/Saleh Salem
War between Israel and Palestinian militants since the cross-border attack by Gaza’s ruling Islamist group Hamas on Oct. 7 has caused a large civilian death toll. The conflict falls under a complex international system of justice that has emerged since WWII, much of it aimed at protecting civilians. Read more about which laws apply and how they could be enforced.
The U.S. Supreme Court released its first formal code of conduct on Monday, announcing that it was taking action after years of outside pressure by gathering already existing rules in one place in order to “dispel” a “misunderstanding” that the justices don’t abide by any ethics rules. Columnist Hasan Kanu took a look at the 15-page document and found that while the code represents some progress in terms of acknowledging the growing public concern about some justices’ conduct, the new provisions indicate that the justices will likely continue to resist meaningful ethical regulation.