Category Archives: International Law

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. […]

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 […]


Statement by the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IJL) in response to South Africa’s ICJ Application Accusing Israel of Genocide  IJL calls on governments, international institutions and the international legal community, to denounce and reject the cynical and dangerous misuse of the Genocide Convention The attempt to harness the Genocide Convention to target […]