First Lawyer To win A Genocide Case With ICJ Predicts Why SA Will Win Against Israel

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is currently witnessing one of the most important trials in its history: South Africa’s case against Israel.

After the two-day hearing that took place on January 11th and 12th, the world is waiting for ICJ’s provisional ruling. Notably, Francis Boyle, the first person to win a case in front of the ICJ under the Genocide Convention, is feeling optimistic about it.

“Based on my careful review of all the documents so far submitted by the Republic of South Africa. I believe South Africa will win an order against Israel to cease and desist from committing all acts of genocide against the Palestinians,” says Francis Boyle, an international human rights lawyer and professor who, in 1993, single-handedly won two requests at the ICJ on behalf of the Republics of Bosnia and Herzegovina against Yugoslavia.

In his video-call interview with Democracy Now, presented by Amy Goodman, Boyle shared his thoughts about the case.

Boyle not only expects a ruling in favor of South Africa, but he also dwells on what this case means to the Unites States.

“When the World Court gives this cease-and-desist order against Israel, the Biden administration will stand condemned under Article III, paragraph (e), of the Genocide Convention, that criminalizes complicity in genocide.”

One of his remarks also implies suspicion about the President of the ICJ, Joan Donoghue, being someone whose career belongs to decades of work in the US.

“I regret to report the president does have a lot of power there to shape these proceedings. I suspect she will use that power to shape the proceedings in favor of Israel.”

Finally, the human rights lawyer expects the provisional measures to be announced in a week and a half after the hearings.

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