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Israël must alleviate plight of Palestinians now

The International Court of Justice has issued an interim ruling calling on Israel to take immediate action to prevent genocide. South Africa had accused Israel of violating its obligations under the Genocide Convention, which both countries are a party to. Professor of Public International Law Larissa van den Herik was asked for comment by various media outlets.

Main points

On Dutch news programme RTL Nieuws, Van den Herik summarised the main points of the ruling:

'Israel has to take effective measures immediately to alleviate the plight of the Palestinians. Israel also has to prevent incitement to commit genocide. If it does happen, it has to be punished.'

Our editors interviewed Giulia Pinzauti about the ICJ's interim ruling. Read the interview here.

Media attention

Van den Herik responded to the ruling on various media channels.


NPO Radio 1

Het Financieele Dagblad

RTL Nieuws

The National

Photo by Mahmoud Sulaiman through Unsplash.

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