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Indian Judge Voted For ICJ Order Against Israel

Indian Judge Voted For ICJ Order Against Israel

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel on Friday to immediately halt its military operations in Rafah. Judge Dalveer Bhandari, the Indian representative at the ICJ, supported the ruling. Bhandari, an esteemed jurist, has been a member of the ICJ since 2012 and has a distinguished career, including receiving the Padma Bhushan in 2014.

Born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, in 1947, Bhandari has advocated numerous landmark cases at the Supreme Court of India. He was elevated to the Supreme Court on October 28, 2005, and delivered judgments in public interest litigation, constitutional law, criminal law, and more. At the ICJ, Bhandari has contributed to significant cases involving maritime disputes, genocide, nuclear disarmament, and sovereign rights violations.

Before his Supreme Court tenure, Bhandari served as the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, where his ruling on irretrievable breakdown of marriage as grounds for divorce influenced potential amendments to the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. He is recognized as one of the 15 most distinguished alumni of Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.

The ICJ ruling, announced by Presiding Judge Nawaf Salam, responded to an application from South Africa accusing Israel of genocide. The court ordered Israel to cease any actions that could lead to the physical destruction of the Palestinian population in Rafah, supported by a 13-2 vote. Judges Julia Sebutinde of Uganda and former Israeli High Court President Aharon Barak dissented. The ruling emphasized the need for Israel to provide unhindered humanitarian aid and access to UN bodies investigating genocide allegations.

Despite the ICJ's ruling, Israel has rejected the order. National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi and the foreign ministry stated that Israel's military operations in Rafah comply with international law, asserting no intention to destroy the Palestinian population. War cabinet minister Benny Gantz reiterated that military operations would continue as necessary.

Palestinian Ambassador to the UN, Riyad Mansour, praised the ruling and called for its immediate implementation, stressing Israel's obligation to adhere to ICJ resolutions as a party to the Genocide Convention.

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Indian Judge Voted For ICJ Order Against Israel

Indian Judge Voted For ICJ Order Against Israel

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel on Friday to immediately halt its military operations in Rafah. Judge Dalveer Bhandari, the Indian representative at the ICJ, supported the ruling. Bhandari, an esteemed jurist, has been a member of the ICJ since 2012 and has a distinguished career, including receiving the Padma Bhushan in 2014.

Born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, in 1947, Bhandari has advocated numerous landmark cases at the Supreme Court of India. He was elevated to the Supreme Court on October 28, 2005, and delivered judgments in public interest litigation, constitutional law, criminal law, and more. At the ICJ, Bhandari has contributed to significant cases involving maritime disputes, genocide, nuclear disarmament, and sovereign rights violations.

Before his Supreme Court tenure, Bhandari served as the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, where his ruling on irretrievable breakdown of marriage as grounds for divorce influenced potential amendments to the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. He is recognized as one of the 15 most distinguished alumni of Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.

The ICJ ruling, announced by Presiding Judge Nawaf Salam, responded to an application from South Africa accusing Israel of genocide. The court ordered Israel to cease any actions that could lead to the physical destruction of the Palestinian population in Rafah, supported by a 13-2 vote. Judges Julia Sebutinde of Uganda and former Israeli High Court President Aharon Barak dissented. The ruling emphasized the need for Israel to provide unhindered humanitarian aid and access to UN bodies investigating genocide allegations.

Despite the ICJ's ruling, Israel has rejected the order. National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi and the foreign ministry stated that Israel's military operations in Rafah comply with international law, asserting no intention to destroy the Palestinian population. War cabinet minister Benny Gantz reiterated that military operations would continue as necessary.

Palestinian Ambassador to the UN, Riyad Mansour, praised the ruling and called for its immediate implementation, stressing Israel's obligation to adhere to ICJ resolutions as a party to the Genocide Convention.

 
 

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