Intention to prosecute Canadian officials for aiding and abetting Israel’s war crimes

By Just Peace Advocates & Canadian Foreign Policy Institute (CFPI), Action Network, November 2023


The following petition will be shared with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in support of a notice of intention to seek prosecution of Canadian government officials for aiding and abetting war crimes in Gaza.

You can read the full notice here.


The International Centre of Justice for Palestinians Legal Working Group for Canadian Accountability (ICJP LWGCA) has issued a notice to the Government of Canada of its intention to prosecute Canadian officials for their role in aiding and abetting Israel’s war crimes.

The notice was issued on November 16 to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly, Minister of National Revenue Marie-Claude Bibeau and Minister of Justice (Attorney General) Arif Virani.

The notice included a stark warning that Canadian government officials could be individually liable and face charges before the ICC if there is evidence they have aided and abetted Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity (a violation of Article 25(3)(c) and (d) of the Rome Statute).

The initiative is supported by numerous leading domestic and international organisations.


Posted Nov. 18, 2023