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Israel judge on ICJ genocide panel resigns citing personal reasons

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Aharon Barak, former Chief Justice of Israel’s Supreme Court docket and a choose on the Worldwide Court docket of Justice (ICJ) panel weighing genocide fees towards Israel, introduced his resignation from the ICJ on Wednesday in a letter broadly circulated on X (previously Twitter).

The letter was addressed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and mentioned that Barak was resigning from his place as an advert hoc choose as a consequence of private and household causes.

Barak was a member of the 15-judge panel on the UN’s high courtroom that thought-about South Africa’s fees of genocide towards Israel. He voted towards the choice to order Israel to halt navy operations in Rafah, and claimed that the ICJ didn’t order such a halt. Barak wrote a dissenting opinion saying that South Africa’s request was “rejected” and its “techniques failed” as a result of “the particular, credible and up-to-date proof offered by Israel, expertly and convincingly offered by its authorized group through the hearings.”

He continued:

The Court docket’s first measure is […] restricted to offensive (and never defensive) navy motion in Rafah, and requires a halt solely in as far as is important to guard the Palestinian group in Gaza from circumstances of life that would result in its bodily destruction’… The measure is a certified one, which preserves Israel’s proper to forestall and repel threats and assaults by Hamas, defend itself and its residents, and free the hostages.

Israeli President Isaac Herzog responded to Barak’s resignation by thanking him for his service and saying that Barak made necessary contributions to legislation in Israel and the world. Herzog pressured that Israel will proceed to defend itself towards accusations like South Africa’s on the ICJ.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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