[New podcast] Gaza and the international legal community (?): South Africa v Israel at the ICJ

Published 24 April 2024

@Hilko Visser - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has provided two orders of provisional measures in the South Africa v Israel case. 

In a brand new episode of JurisDictions, the Asser Institute international law podcast by researcher and podcast host Dr Carl Lewis, four guests discuss the ICJ’s South Africa v Israel case.  

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has provided two orders of provisional measures in the Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel) case, following the further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Gaza since the 26th of January 2024.

But what are provisional measures? What does it mean to invoke a breach of an obligation owed to the ‘international community’? What implications follow from these proceedings beyond the Peace Palace? And in what sense could it be argued that the ICJ may be denying reality?

Listen to the latest episode of the JurisDictions podcast to find out.


Dr León Castellanos-Jankiewicz, senior researcher in international law (Asser Institute)

Dr Shahd Hammouri, lecturer in Law (University of Kent)

Dr Giulia Pinzauti, assistant professor in international law (Leiden University)

Dr Sarah Thin, assistant professor in international and European law (Radboud University)


Dr Carl Lewis, researcher in public international law (Asser Institute) 

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