Exclusive: ICC backers defy Israeli call to cut funding to war crimes court

January 27, 2015 2:06 PM

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Exclusive: ICC backers defy Israeli call to cut funding to war crimes court

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Many leading backers of the International Criminal Court will ignore Israel's call for them to cut funding in response to an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, officials told Reuters.

The continued support from countries which provide more than a third of the court's cash, including Germany, Britain and France, averts the risk of paralysis at the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal.

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