ICJ Case – South Africa v. Israel: Genocide Accusation

On December 29 2023, South Africa filed an application instituting proceedings against Israel before the International Court of Justice alleging violations in Gaza by Israel under the Genocide Convention.

ICJ web page on the case


Hearings were held by the Court on 11 and 12 Jan 2024 to consider South Africa’s application for provisional measures [Video and audio recordings are on this website and can be downloaded. In addition, there are links to YouTube].


The Court issued its ruling on the request for provisional measures on 26 Jan 2024.


Nicaragua requests permission to intervene (8 Feb 2024) – English   French


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