Israel group exploring genocide incitement charges against Iran president

[JURIST] The Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs [organization website] is reportedly preparing a document that recommends a lawsuit against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [official website; BBC profile] for allegedly inciting genocide with anti-Israel remarks [JCPA report]. A group of Israeli diplomats, including former UN Ambassador Dore Gold [JCPA profile], say Ahmadinejad's comments violate the 1948 UN Genocide Convention [text]. Lawyers expect to send a file on Ahmadinejad to the International Court of Justice [official website], the UN's main judicial body, at The Hague.

In February, an Israeli lawyer sued Ahmadinejad in Germany [JURIST report], alleging that the Iranian president had denied the occurrence of the Holocaust. BBC News has more. Ynetnews.com has local coverage.

 

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