19 April 2024

Gaza and the International Legal Community(?): South Africa v Israel at the ICJ

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has now provided two orders of provisional measures in the Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel) case, following the further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Gaza since the 26th of January 2024. But what are provisional measures? What does it mean to invoke a breach of an obligation owed to the ‘international community’? What implications follow from these proceedings beyond the peace palace? And in what sense could it be argued that the ICJ may be denying reality? In this episode, we discuss all of this and more.



Dr León Castellanos-Jankiewicz, Senior Researcher in International Law at the TMC Asser Institute

Dr Shahd Hammouri, Lecturer in Law at the University of Kent

Dr Giulia Pinzauti, Assistant Professor in International Law at Leiden University

Dr Sarah Thin, Assistant Professor in International and European Law at Radboud University



Dr Carl Lewis, Researcher in Public International Law, TMC Asser Institute