Five reasons to applaud South Africa’s ICJ initiative

Israel will probably ignore any order to end its war, but such a ruling would set a valuable precedent on genocide and taking the Jewish state to task

07 January 2024 - 00:00 By MIA SWART

Over the past few days, South Africa’s bold initiative of taking Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has been applauded by many in the international community. At a time when there seems no reasonable prospect of an imminent ceasefire, South Africa is utilising one of the few legal mechanisms that could produce urgent results...

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