Practice Relating to Rule 151. Individual Responsibility
Jordan’s Military Penal Code (2002) states: “Abettors and accessories in war crimes shall be liable to the same penalty as the principal actor.”
In its written statement submitted to the ICJ in Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory in 2004, Jordan stated:
5.202 The policy and practice of displacement resulting from the construction of the wall, considered in its historical context and in the light of consistent patterns of expropriation, destruction of agricultural land, orchards and olive groves, designate [sic] of Palestinian land as “state land”, refusal of return of refugees, promotion of and assistance to non-indigenous settlers, allow an inference of permanent forcible transfers attributable to Israel. Such transfers are contrary to any exception permitted under the Fourth Geneva Convention.
5.203 Moreover, deportation and transfer incur individual criminal responsibility in international law.