In an interview with the German public broadcaster RBB, I spoke about the Genocide Convention, the International Court of Justice in The Hague, and South Africa’s institution of proceedings against Israel.
In the RBB’s review of the week, ‘Die schöne Woche’, I explained how the International Court of Justice works and why it is legally possible for South Africa to institute proceedings against Israel over alleged genocide in the Gaza strip.
Besides the legal and political complexities, I highlighted the moral dimensions of the case. The lives of the two ad hoc judges who sit on the bench in addition to the 15 judges of the Court reflects this complexity: Israel appointed a Holocaust survivor, Aharon Bark; South Africa named the former anti-apartheid activist Dikgang Ernest Moseneke.
Listen to the interview (ARD Audiothek)