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03 August 2021

Domestic Accountability for International Arms Transfers: Law, Policy and Practice

Valentina Azarova, Roy Isbister, and Carlo Mazzoleni | Saferworld, GLAN, and ICJ

Report Spotlight: This report discusses the prevalence and importance of litigation against international arms transfers that fuel human rights and IHL violations in armed conflict and constitute potential Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) violations.

17 April 2024

Arms Transfers to Israel: Knowledge and Risk of Violations of International Law

Vladyslav Lanovoy | Just Security

This article examines the legal criteria that States apply when deciding whether to deliver arms to a State that may be committing serious violations of international law.

03 April 2024

UK Judges’ and Lawyers’ Open Letter Concerning Gaza

600 lawyers, academics and retired senior judges write open letter warning that the UK government is breaching international law by continuing to arm Israel.

28 March 2024

Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel) - The Court indicates additional provisional measures

International Court of Justice

The ICJ indicates provisional measures in addition to those issued on 26 January 2024 in the case concerning the ‘Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel)’.

26 March 2024

Arizona court rules Mexico can proceed with lawsuit against five US gun dealers

Thomas Graham | The Guardian

Trial court in Arizona, US rules that Mexican government may proceed with lawsuit against US gun dealers.

20 March 2024

Law for Palestine Releases its Communication Submitted to the International Criminal Court: Genocide Perpetration in Gaza by Israeli War Cabinet Members

Law for Palestine

Law for Palestine submits communication to the Office of the Prosecutor (OPT) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the perpetration of the crime of genocide perpetrated by members of the Israeli war cabinet against Palestinians in Gaza.

15 March 2024

Observations of the State of Israel on South Africa's Request for the indication of provisional measures and modification of the Court's prior provisional measures decisions

International Court of Justice

Israel responded to South Africa's urgent request for the indication of additional provisional measures in the case concerning ‘Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel)’.

06 March 2024

Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel): Urgent request for additional provisional measures

International Court of Justice

On 6 March 2024, South Africa filed an urgent request with the International Court of Justice for the indication of additional provisional measures and the modification of the Court’s Order of 26 January 2024 and decision of 16 February 2024.

04 March 2024

Communiqué to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court: Conduct of members of the Parliament of Australia, in relation to the situation in Gaza, Palestine

Communiqué submitted to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Court (ICC)

This communiqué calls on the OTP at the ICC to commence a preliminary examination of and an investigation into crimes that may have been committed by members of the Australian government and the Leader of the Opposition in the context of the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

01 March 2024

Proceedings instituted by the Republic of Nicaragua against the Federal Republic of Germany at ICJ

International Court of Justice (ICJ)

Nicaragua submits an application at the ICJ against Germany, accusing the country of failing its duty to prevent genocide and contributing to the commission of genocide against the Palestinian people, including those in Gaza, and failing to comply with its obligations under IHL.