Word Court's Israel-Gaza Decision

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Join CWRU Law School experts for a Zoom discussion on the recent South Africa v. Israel International Court of Justice Genocide case decision.

On Jan. 26, 2024, the International Court of justice by a vote of 15-2 ordered provisional measures in the case of the Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel). The Court’s decision recalled the attack of Oct. 7, 2023, on Israel with hostage taking and loss of life, as well as the human suffering, loss of life, displacement of civilians and damage to the infrastructure in Gaza caused by Israel. The ICJ declined to order Israel to immediately suspend its military operations in and against Gaza. But it did order Israel to take all measures within its power’ to prevent the commission of acts prohibited in the Genocide Convention, and to take immediate and effective measures to enable the provision of humanitarian relief to Gaza.

For more details, see Sterio’s essay in Opinio Juris.


CWRU Associate Dean Avidan Cover, former Senior Counsel at Human Rights First.

CWRU Adjunct Professor Gregory Noone, formerly head of the Department of Defense’ International Law Section.

Cleveland State College of law Distinguished University Professor Milena Sterio, Managing Director of the Public International Law and Policy Group

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Frederick K. Cox International Law Center

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Israel-Gaza Decision; International Criminal Court; Genocide Convention; humanitarian relief


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