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

South Africa Welcomes Additional Provisional Measures Ordered by the ICJ by The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa

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Continue reading at https://twitter.com/PresidencyZA/status/1773398769117073620

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

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

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/

Decision of the Court on South Africa’s request for additional provisional measures by International Court of Justice

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  • “The Court notes that the most recent developments in the Gaza Strip, and in Rafah in particular, ‘would exponentially increase what is already a humanitarian nightmare with untold regional consequences’, as stated by the United Nations Secretary-General (Remarks to the General Assembly on priorities for 2024 (7 Feb. 2024)).
  • This perilous situation demands immediate and effective implementation of the provisional measures indicated by the Court in its Order of 26 January 2024, which are applicable throughout the Gaza Strip, including in Rafah, and does not demand the indication of additional provisional measures.
  • The Court emphasizes that the State of Israel remains bound to fully comply with its obligations under the Genocide Convention and with the said Order, including by ensuring the safety and security of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.”

Continue reading at https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/192-20240216-pre-01-00-en.pdf

Read the South Africa request at https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/192-20240212-wri-01-00-en.pdf

Read Israel’s observations on the request at https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/192-20240215-wri-01-00-en.pdf

OBSERVATIONS Of THE STATE OF ISRAEL ON THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA’S “URGENT REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL MEASURES UNDER ARTICLE 75(1) OF THE RULES OF COURT”

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  • The Republic of South Africa is gravely concerned that the unprecedented military offensive against Rafah, as announced by the State of Israel, has already led to and will result in further largescale killing, harm and destruction in serious andnians in Gaza. South Africa also reserves its own rights to take further action in respect of the situation.

Continue reading at https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/192-20240215-wri-01-00-en.pdf

Read the South Africa request at https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/192-20240212-wri-01-00-en.pdf

Read the court decision https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/192-20240216-pre-01-00-en.pdf

URGENT REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL MEASURES UNDER ARTICLE 75(1) OF THE RULES OF COURT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE by South Africa

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  • The Republic of South Africa is gravely concerned that the unprecedented military offensive against Rafah, as announced by the State of Israel, has already led to and will result in further largescale killing, harm and destruction in serious and irreparable breach both of the Genocide Convention and of the Court’s Order of 26 January 2024. Accordingly, and having regard to the situation of extreme emergency, the Republic of South Africa respectfully requests that the Court exceptionally consider exercising its power under Article 75(1) of the Rules of Court.
  • … South Africa thus respectfully calls upon the Court to consider as a matter of the greatest urgency whether the developing circumstances in Rafah require that it exercise its power under Article 75(1) of the Rules of Court to prevent further imminent breach of the rights of Palestinians in Gaza. South Africa also reserves its own rights to take further action in respect of the situation.

Continue reading at https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/192-20240212-wri-01-00-en.pdf

Read Israel’s observations on the request at https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/192-20240215-wri-01-00-en.pdf

Read the court decision https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/192-20240216-pre-01-00-en.pdf