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South Africa, Palestine & the World Court - CODEPINK Congress Capitol Calling Party

Tuesday, Oct 17 Capitol Calling Party

Join CODEPINK Congress as we educate, activate and mobilize for peace legislation!

As Israel invades Rafah–threatening the lives of a million Palestinians, South Africa returns to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to ask the World Court to order Israel to withdraw from Rafah as part of additional emergency measures. 

Back in January, the World Court, the highest judicial body of the United Nations, ordered Israel to prevent genocide against Palestinians in Gaza and to punish incitement to commit genocide, both treaty obligations under the UN Convention on Genocide.

Israel ignored those orders. Now what?

Join us as we discuss the latest developments in South Africa v. Israel, as well as UN efforts to secure full voting membership for Palestine. 

Special Guests

Francis Boyle is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law.  Boyle served on the board of Amnesty International, as counsel to Bosnia and Herzegovina and to the Provisional Government of the State of Palestine. He has represented two associations of citizens within Bosnia and was involved in developing the indictment against Slobodan Milosević for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He also drafted the U.S. domestic implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention, known as the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, that was approved unanimously by both Houses of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.

Sam Husseini is a Jordanian-Palestinian independent journalist based in Washington, D.C, and the founder of VotePact.org, which fosters left-right cooperation. He is also communications director for the Institute for Public Accuracy, a consortium of policy analysts. Husseini has written articles for the Nation, the Washington Post, USA Today, Salon and CounterPunch. His latest articles on Substack raise these questions, “Is the International Criminal Court itself criminal? Are arrested student protesters the ones actually upholding international law?” A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Husseini earned a double bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and logic and computation

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