Updates from IJL member organizations around the globe
UKAJLJ (UK Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists): Israel’s right to defend itself under international law following the attack by Hamas on October 7 is beyond question.In its military operations, Israel is of course obliged to act in compliance with the international law of armed conflict, which includes the principle of proportionality, but many take a mistaken view of the limits placed on Israel’s military action against Hamas by that principle.
Proportionality in this context does not mean, as many suppose, that defensive military action must be limited so as to cause no more than proportionate harm to the enemy. Thus, the number of casualties or the damage caused to civilians and non-military targets is not in itself an indication of disproportionalityRead More on the UKAJLJ website
AAJLJ (American association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists): a powerful appeal from David B. Rosenbaum, Esq. to the Bar to ensure that the legal profession holds those accountable who justify the barbaric attacks of Hamas on innocent Israeli civilians.Read here the full statment
AAJRA (Association of Jewish Lawyers of the Argentina Republic), with a coalition of over 170 organizations in Argentina, called on Friday, 17/11/2023, for the immediate release of the hostages – children, babies, older persons, people with disabilities, women, and men – kidnapped to Gaza in the horrendous Hamas led terrorist attack on October 7.
Junto a más de 175 organizaciones y autoridades de la @UBAonline, exigimos la aparición con vida de los 239 secuestrados, entre ellos una madre embarazada de 9 meses, un bebé que cumplió 10 meses en cautiverio, niños, adultos mayores, mujeres y hombres que están sufriendo la peor… pic.twitter.com/8zJzLqDamL
— Hernan Najenson (@hernan_najenson) November 19, 2023