25 January 2024
Minister Pandor leads South Africa’s delegation to the Hague to hear the ICJ provisional measures application outcome
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has announced that it will deliver its order on Friday, 26 January 2024 “on the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by South Africa” in a genocide case against Israel. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will be in attendance, representing South Africa.
On 29 December 2023, South Africa filed a lawsuit with the ICJ requesting an injunction against Israel on the grounds that Israel’s attacks on Gaza violate the Genocide Convention.
South Africa is requesting that the ICJ grant interim injunctions, including that Israel immediately cease its military operations in Gaza, take reasonable measures to prevent the genocide of Palestinians, ensure that the displaced return to their homes and have access to humanitarian assistance, including adequate food, water, fuel, medical and hygiene supplies, shelter and clothing, take necessary steps to punish those involved in the genocide and preserve the evidence of genocide.
For more information: Mr Clayson Monyela (Head of Public Diplomacy) on +27828845974
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road