ICJ ruling on plausible genocide obligates states to individually and collectively (UNGA) end complicity and impose targeted sanctions on Israel by Anti-Apartheid Movement

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  • The Genocide Convention, according to international law experts, obligates states “to refrain from being complicit through aid or assistance … the moment the state becomes aware of the existence of a serious risk that genocide will be committed.” Failing to prevent genocide, let alone providing aid or assistance to Israel while plausibly perpetrating it, makes states complicit. 
  • Global South states have largely supported South Africa’s ICJ genocide case against Israel, with growing support for imposing lawful sanctions against it. The ICJ ruling as well as mass solidarity mobilizations, peaceful disruptions and other creative pressure against Israel’s live-streamed genocide have prodded states, corporations and institutions worldwide to take action.
  • … senior government officials may also be held criminally responsible for their complicity in genocide following the ICJ ruling, according to international law experts.  
  • The World Court’s finding of plausible genocide puts states, institutions, corporations and officials on urgent notice: stop complicity in Israel’s Gaza genocide or be held criminally liable. Until Israel ends its genocide and fully complies with its obligations under international law, States must unilaterally, regionally, and collectively at the UNGA within the framework of reconvening the 10th UNGA Emergency Session under the Uniting for Peace procedure.

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