ICJ intervention on the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab Territories

The ICJ is concerned by developments in the region, resulting in a series of violations of international humanitarian law.

In its intervention of 6 March 2008, the ICJ expressed concerns at Israel’s indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force in violation of international humanitarian law and Palestinian armed groups’ continuous indiscriminate attacks on military and civilians by firing of rockets in southern Israel, which violate international humanitarian law. In addition, the ICJ condemned Israel’s siege on Gaza. As the ICJ concluded its mission to Israel and the West Bank that day, it also shared its concerns at the Israeli settlements, the rule of law and human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs) and the emergence of two different and separate legal systems in the OPTs.

Palestine-Israel-CJ Intervention on the Human Rights Situation in Palestine and Other Occupied Arab Territories-Open letters-2008 (full text, PDF)

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