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26 January 2024

ICJ judgement on South Africa v Israel (application of Genocide Convention)

International Court of Justice

Read the judgement here

On 26 January 2024, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on the ‘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 indication of provisional measures. The court ordered Israel to: refrain from committing acts within the scope of the Genocide Convention; prevent and punish incitement to genocide; take immediate and effective measures to ensure the provision of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance; take effective measures to prevent the destruction of evidence; and submit a report to the court on its compliance with the ordered provisional measures by 26 February 2024.  

For more detail on the provisional measures ordered, read Just Security’s summary of the ICJ judgement.