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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on Wednesday that Israel’s settlement and occupation activity in Palestinian territory breach international law. The court’s decision came after the UN General Assembly requested an advisory opinion from the body on Israel’s practices in the occupied territories. The world court held that Israel’s policies and practices violated a [...]

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Palestinian militant groups, led by Hamas’s armed wing, committed “numerous” war crimes and crimes against humanity in their October 7 attack on southern Israel, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a 236-page report released on Wednesday. For the report, titled “I Can’t Erase All the Blood from My Mind’: Palestinian Armed Groups’ October 7 Assault [...]

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Leading UK rights organizations called on the new Labour government in a joint letter Thursday to take immediate action to cease the United Kingdom’s complicity in what they term as Israel’s ongoing atrocity crimes against Palestinians. Addressing newly-appointed Prime Minister Keir Starmer, the Foreign Secretary, and the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, the [...]

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Professor Andrew Clapham of the Geneva Graduate Institute is a leading expert in the interplay of war and international law. In his timely new book “War,” Clapham explores the modern relevance of the concept of war and how it shapes our understanding of rights and obligations in both national and international law, questioning whether the [...]

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The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced Monday a resolution agreement with Brown University to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for alleged harassment of students with Jewish, Palestinian, Arab, and or/Muslim ancestry. Brown University named four key priorities under which it would revise policies [...]

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United Nations (UN) experts as part of the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council declared on Tuesday that famine has undoubtedly spread throughout the Gaza Strip. The expert declaration follows the deaths of three more Palestinian children in May and June. Six-month-old Fayez Ataya, 13-year-old Abdulqader Al-Serhi, and nine-year-old Ahmad Abu Reida were all [...]

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Anti-government protesters marched on Sunday across Israel’s major cities, aiming to pressure the authorities to reach a hostage deal with Hamas, with demonstrators blocking roads and protesting in front of government officials’ homes. The protesters marched to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem, calling for both immediate elections and a deal to facilitate the [...]

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