The measures that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has directed to take regarding Israel’s military operations in Gaza have been passed by the judges of this court. The UN’s top court in The Hague, Netherlands, on Friday directed Israel to take action on six counts. Prior to that, the ICZ judges voted on the issues. 15 judges voted in favor and two against. One of the two opposed everything. Another agreed with two points.
Joan Dunehue, a US citizen, is the president of ICZ’s panel of judges. And the vice president is Kirill Gevorgyan of Russia. The judging panel consists of 13 permanent members from 13 countries – Slovakia, France, Morocco, Somalia, China, Uganda, India, Jamaica, Lebanon, Japan, Germany, Australia and Brazil. In this case, two persons from the plaintiff South Africa and the defendant Israel were added to the panel of judges as ad hoc in this case.
Judges voted against panel members Aharon Barak of Israel and Julia Sebutinde of Uganda. Aharon Barak is the former President of the Supreme Court of Israel. He supported two of the six issues. They are, preventing the incitement of genocidal acts in Gaza and allowing humanitarian aid to reach there. However, Uganda’s Sebutinde has objected to all of these. Sebutinde, who studied in the UK, became the first African woman to be a member of the International Court of Justice panel of judges. He is currently performing this duty in the second term. Sebutinde, who has held the post since 2012, was re-elected in 2021.
Sebutinde was a judge at the Special Court for Sierra Leone from 2005 to 2011. He is said to have been involved in major war crimes and corruption trials there.
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