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Sounding the Alarm on Global Antisemitism: A Call for Immediate Action at the UN HRC 56th session

In a joint statement before the UN Human Rights Council, the World Jewish Congress, the European Union of Jewish Students, and the IJL sounded the alarm for the unprecedented surge of antisemitism and hatred around the world. “Since October 7, our members and communities across the globe have been physically and verbally attacked, harassed, isolated and marginalized. […]

Addressing Anti Semitism on Campuses: A Call for Responsibility and Action at the UN HRC 56th session

Judith Offenberg, Vice President of the European Union of Jewish Students, delivered a powerful statement on behalf of the EUJS, World Jewish Congress, and the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, underscoring the urgent need to protect educational environments from hate and violence. “Right to education, freedom of opinion, expression, and peaceful assembly are […]

JL’s Legal Center for Combating Antisemitism was proud to collaborate with EJA’s Round Table of Jewish Lawyers

IJL’s Legal Center for Combating Antisemitism was proud to collaborate with EJA’s Round Table of Jewish Lawyers, offering our expertise in preparations for the Conference and participating in the fruitful discussions. Adv. Avraham Yishai, the head of the IJL Center: “It was a privilege to take part in the Round Table hosted by EJA, which […]

Four-part webinar series

We are proud to collaborate with Herrick, Feinstein LLP on a unique four-part webinar series designed to provide lawyers with tools to effectively engage in international advocacy. Each of the 4 modules focuses on different aspects – starting with “Introduction to International Judicial Institutions: Current Challenges and Opportunities” by Dr. Roy S. Schöndorf IJL’s Board […]

IJL Statement on the ICC Prosecutor’s request to issue arrest warrants for Israeli leaders

The IJL calls on the Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to reject the Prosecutor’s request to issue arrest warrants against Israeli leaders, and for law-abiding states, organizations, and individuals in the international community to oppose the abuse of international law. As legal practitioners and academic jurists committed to the rule of law, we […]

Providing legal assistance to students facing antisemitism on campus: Italy

FACING ANTISEMITISM ON CAMPUS? You are not alone! The International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IJL), B’nai B’rith International, and the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) partner to support students facing antisemitism on campus in Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. IJL’s Legal Center for Combating Antisemitism offers its support in exploring […]

At the UN Human Rights Council 55th Session – IJL Calls for action against the global antisemitic surge that followed the October 7 Hamas atrocities – in all its forms, including calls delegitimizing Israel’s existence

The horrendous attack carried out by Hamas on October 7, including the brutal torture and slaughter of entire families and over 250 individuals taken hostage, has instantly ignited a global surge in antisemitic hate speech and hate crimes. An “Epidemic of Hate.” Jewish individuals and communities worldwide are facing threats and verbal and physical attacks. […]

Mourning the passing of Adv. Alex Hertman
IJL’s former President (2004-2011)

***Hebrew Follows*** With profound respect and heavy hearts, the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists mourns the loss of Advocate Alex Hertman, who served with distinction as our President from 2004 to 2011. We convey our sincerest condolences to his family in this time of grief. Advocate Hertman, a man of eminent standing and […]

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Submission to the ICJ on the requested advisory opinion on the “Legal Consequences arising from the Policies and Practices of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem”

On Monday, 19 February 2024, the ICJ commenced public hearings in the proceedings relating to a request for an advisory opinion made by the UN General Assembly on the legal status and consequences of the Israeli presence in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and in Jerusalem. In view of these proceedings, the International Association of […]