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ICJ – South Africa v. Israel outlines provisional measure

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THE HAGUE- The International Court of Justice today delivered its Order on the Request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by South Africa in the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel).

Related: South Africa v. Israel: ICJ to deliver Order Friday 26 January 2024 at 1 p.m.

Public hearings on South Africa’s request for provisional measures were held on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 January 2024. In its Order, which has binding effect, the Court indicates the following provisional measures:

“(1) By 15 votes to 2 – The State of Israel shall, in accordance with its obligations under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, in relation to Palestinians in Gaza, take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of all acts within the scope of Article II of this Convention, in particular:

(a) killing members of the group; (b) causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; and (d) imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

A summary of the Order appears in the document entitled “Summary 2024/1”, to which summaries of the declarations and opinions are annexed.




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