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January 11, 2023
An Indian, Dalveer Bhandari, is among the 15 judges at the International Court of Justice who will together decide the fate of South Africa’s genocide complaint against Israel over the latter’s war in Gaza. Hearings began today and will continue tomorrow. At stake right now is South Africa’s request for the court to order an immediate cessation of hostilities. While arguments on merits will follow, such interim relief will presuppose a ceasefire is needed to avert the continuation of a genocide. If the judges go strictly by the outlook of their nominating governments, Russia, Brazil, Uganda, Lebanon, Jamaica, Somalia and Morocco will likely back South Africa while five will be firmly in Israel’s corner: the US, Germany, Australia, Japan and Slovakia. The Indian judge is likely to be advised to
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