Canada rejects South Africa’s ICJ case premise— Canadian FM

Mélanie Joly
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OTTAWA — Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly commented on the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) decision regarding South Africa's request for provisional measures in the case filed against Israel, which accuses it of violating the Genocide Convention, stating that Canada does not accept the premise of the case.اضافة اعلان

On Friday, in an issued statement, Joly said, “Canada supports the ICJ’s critical role in the peaceful settlement of disputes and its work in upholding the international rules-based order. Our support for the ICJ does not mean that we accept the premise of the case brought by South Africa. It is for the ICJ to make a final decision on the case, which it has not done today. We continue to follow the case very closely.”

Joly expressed deep concern for the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, highlighting that Canada urges unhindered access to humanitarian relief. Furthermore, the statement stressed that Canada advocates for urgent international efforts toward a sustainable ceasefire. 

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