Declaration of Intervention by the Republic of Colombia (South Africa v. Israel) on International Court of Justice

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  1. 186. The Government of Colombia submits the present Declaration of Intervention in the genuine belief that the States parties to the Genocide Convention should do everything in their power to contribute to ensure the prevention, suppression and punishment of genocide and therefore, to assist the Court in finding the responsibility of any State Party to the Convention, for its failure to comply with the obligations contained therein, especially in the context of such a dramatic situation as that unfolding in the Gaza Strip.

Continue reading at https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/192-20240405-int-01-00-en.pdf

Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel): Request for the Modification of the Order of 26 January 2024 Indicating Provisional Measures — Order by International Court of Justice

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  • 45. In conformity with its obligations under the Genocide Convention, and in view of the worsening conditions of life faced by Palestinians in Gaza, in particular the spread of famine and starvation, Israel shall: (a) take all necessary and effective measures to ensure, without delay, in full co-operation with the United Nations, the unhindered provision at scale by all concerned of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance, including food, water, electricity, fuel, shelter, clothing, hygiene and sanitation requirements, as well as medical supplies and medical care to Palestinians throughout Gaza, including by increasing the capacity and number of land crossing points and maintaining them open for as long as necessary; and (b) ensure with immediate effect that its military does not commit acts which constitute a violation of any of the rights of the Palestinians in Gaza as a protected group under the Genocide Convention, including by preventing, through any action, the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance.

Continue reading at https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/192-20240328-ord-01-00-en.pdf

Judges’ separate opinions https://www.icj-cij.org/case/192

Biden-Gaza Genocide Case: Constitutional and International Law Scholars, Ex-Diplomats, Service Members, and Intelligence Officers Back Palestinians’ Appeal by Center for Constitutional Rights

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  • Groups Submitting Amicus Briefs Also Include 139 NGOs From Around the World, Arab-American orgs, Jewish Voice for Peace
  • March 15, 2024, San Francisco – An esteemed array of individuals and organizations is supporting the Palestinians, Palestinian human rights organizations, and Palestinian-Americans who are arguing that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals must consider their claims that U.S. officials failed to prevent – and are complicit in – Israel’s genocide in Gaza. Legal scholars, former military leaders and diplomats, civil and human rights groups, and NGOs from around the world submitted amicus briefs in favor of their appeal after a lower court dismissed their case on strictly jurisdictional grounds while finding a “plausible” case for genocide
  • … The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear oral argument in San Francisco in June 2024.

Continue reading at https://ccrjustice.org/home/press-center/press-releases/biden-gaza-genocide-case-constitutional-and-international-law

NGOs sue the Danish state to stop arms exports to Israel by Al-Haq

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  • Oxfam Denmark, Amnesty International Denmark, Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke (Action Aid Denmark) and the Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq are suing the Danish National Police and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to stop Danish arms exports to Israel.
  • There is a clear risk that weapons and military equipment that Denmark directly and indirectly exports to Israel will be used to commit serious crimes against civilians in Gaza. In doing so, Denmark violates international rules on arms trade and risks becoming complicit in violations of international humanitarian law – including war crimes – and a plausible genocide. 

Continue reading at https://www.alhaq.org/advocacy/22793.html

President Herzog faces calls for arrest on upcoming Netherlands visit by Jerusalem Post

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  • President Isaac Herzog is expected to visit the Netherlands on Sunday, but there is a possibility that he may cancel, given a call for his immediate arrest by Haroon Raza of the March 30 Movement, which calls for the arrest of anyone implicated in what terms the “Gaza Genocide.”

Continue reading at https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-790732

The Republic of South Africa submits an urgent request for the indication of additional provisional measures and the modification of the Court’s prior provisional measures Order and decision onj International Court of Justice

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  • In its new request, South Africa states that it is “compelled to return to the Court in light of
  • the new facts and changes in the situation in Gaza — particularly the situation of widespread
  • starvation — brought about by the continuing egregious breaches of the Convention on the
  • Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide . . . by the State of Israel . . . and its ongoing
  • manifest violations of the provisional measures indicated by this Court on 26 January 2024”.

Continue reading at https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/192-20240306-pre-01-00-en.pdf

Israel’s observations here https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/192-20240315-wri-01-00-en.pdf

Lawsuit Filed Against Canadian Government to Stop Arms Exports to Israel by Al-Haq

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  • TORONTO – A group of Canadian and Palestinian applicants have commenced legal proceedings in the Federal Court against the Canadian government to stop arms exports to Israel. The applicants are seeking a court order that the Government of Canada cease issuing export permits for all military goods and technology destined for Israel, and that the issuing of these permits be declared unlawful under Canadian and international law. 

… The lawsuit comes on the heels of the near unanimous January 26, 2024 ruling of the International Court of Justice which found that a “plausible” case for genocide in Gaza was made out and reiterated the obligation of States to prevent genocide. On February 23, 2024, UN experts released a statement warning that “[a]ny transfer of weapons or ammunition to Israel that would be used in Gaza is likely to violate international humanitarian law”, and urged States to immediately halt arms transfers to Israel.

… The lawsuit is part of a growing trend of similar lawsuits filed in countries like the US, the UK, and the Netherlands, where an appeals court found that “it is undeniable that there is a clear risk that the exported F-35 parts are used in serious violations of international humanitarian law”. Other countries like Spain, Italy, and Belgium have also announced that they have suspended arms sales to Israel due to the ongoing atrocities.

The lawsuit follows a letter sent by the applicants in January that notified the government that approving the export of Canadian military goods and technology destined for Israel violates both Canadian and international law. The letter demanded a response from Canada confirming that it had stopped this illegal activity within fourteen days. After receiving no response, the applicants commenced legal proceedings.

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Australian Law Firm Files Case Against PM for Complicity in Gaza Genocide by Sidney Criminal Lawyers

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  • Australian PM Anthony Albanese was referred to the International Criminal Court in a communiqué presented to ICC prosecutor Karim Khan KC on Monday.
  • The nation’s leader stands accused as an accessory to the genocide occurring in the Gaza Strip, as do key members of his cabinet and Australian parliament.
  • This makes our PM the first leader of a western nation to have been referred to the ICC for prosecution, under article 15 of the Rome Statute. And he’s also the first western leader to be implicated at the international level as complicit in the plausible genocide that’s taking place in Gaza.
  • The claim has been brought by Australian law firm Birchgrove Legal, and it is led by barrister Sheryn Omeri KC.

… This claim is being made against the backdrop of South African lawyers having taken Israel to the International Court of Justice, charging it with genocide. And the ICJ found that the nation is plausibly perpetrating genocide and ordered it to halt genocidal actions and increase aid into Gaza.

Continue reading at https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/blog/australian-law-firm-files-case-against-pm-for-complicity-in-gaza-genocide/

On Eve of Israeli Assault on Rafah, Court Grants Expedited Appeal in Biden Gaza Genocide Case by Center for Constitutional Rights

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  • February 28, 2024, San Francisco, CA – Late yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion to expedite the appeal of Palestinians and Palestinian-Americans suing U.S. officials for their failure to prevent – and complicity in – Israel’s genocide in Gaza. The Center for Constitutional Rights and co-counsel at Van Der Hout LLP sought the expedited schedule because of the lethal danger and conditions, including mass starvation, intentionally inflicted upon plaintiffs, their families, and all the residents of Gaza, as Israel continues its genocidal assault on the population and prepares a ground assault on Rafah, where more than a million people have taken refuge following their forced evacuation from northern Gaza. The appeals court will set an early June date for oral arguments in San Francisco. 

…In the lawsuit filed in November, a group of Palestinian and Palestinian-American individuals and organizations asked the court to enjoin President Biden, Secretary Blinken, and Secretary Austin from providing weapons and other forms of support to Israel that are being used to further the genocide in violation of domestic and international law. 

Continue reading at https://ccrjustice.org/home/press-center/press-releases/eve-israeli-assault-rafah-court-grants-expedited-appeal-biden-gaza

We notified the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that we are appealing the dismissal in DCI Palestine v. Biden. on The Center for Constitutional Rights

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