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South Africa v. Israel before the ICJ: Genocide and Provisional Measures

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In late December 2023, South Africa instituted proceedings against Israel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), alleging violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Genocide Convention). These violations are alleged to have occurred in the current military campaign Israel is waging in the Gaza strip in response to the attack by Hamas on 7 October 2023 against Israel.  

The proceedings that took place on 11 and 12 January 2024 have garnered enormous public interest. The ruling of the ICJ on the provisional measures can be expected within weeks, a ruling on the merits is likely to take more than a year.  

This webinar will analyse the current case brought by South Africa against Israel, titled Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel). The discussion will include the different stages of proceedings before the ICJ, the range of provisional measure the ICJ could indicate, as well as a discussion over whether the requirements of the Genocide Convention with its specific genocidal intent are met.


  • Professor Markus Wagner, University of Wollongong
    Markus Wagner is Professor of Law and the Director of the Transnational Law and Policy Centre at University of Wollongong with a focus on international law and international economic law.

  • Professor Adil Haque, Rutgers University
    Professor Adil Ahmad Haque writes on the law and ethics of armed conflict, and the philosophy of international law. 
  • Juliette McIntyre, University of South Australia
    Juliette McIntyre specialises in public international law, human rights and the International Court of Justice.
  • Professor Yuval Shany, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Professor Yuval Shany specialises in international dispute settlement and international humanitarian law.

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