Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

World Brief is back, and we are discussing significant global news, including the International Court of Justice’s ruling on Israel’s genocide case, Kenya’s high court rejecting police deployment to Haiti, and Tuvalu holding national elections. Don’t forget to subscribe to receive World Brief in your inbox every weekday. The ICJ has ruled that Israel must do everything to prevent acts of genocide in the Gaza Strip, but no cease-fire was demanded. The court called for the immediate release of all hostages held by Hamas and other armed groups in Gaza. South Africa had accused Israel of committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza, but the court did not rule on that question. Instead, the ICJ ruled that it has jurisdiction over the case, the acts accused of are “capable” of falling within the scope of the 1948 Genocide Convention, and that there is a “real and imminent risk” of such violations occurring. Israel was ordered to take provisional measures to prevent that from happening, including refraining from killing or harming Palestinians and preventing Palestinian births, providing basic aid to people in Gaza, preventing and punishing incitements to genocide, and preserving evidence of possible genocide. However, the ICJ’s initial decisions lack an enforcement mechanism, although non-compliance could impact the court’s final ruling on whether Israel had genocidal intent. In other news, Kenya’s high court rejected the deployment of 1,000 police officers to Haiti, and Tuvalu held national elections, focusing on international climate change reform. Also, French farmers protested government efforts to lower food prices, and Saudi Arabia is opening a liquor store for non-Muslims for the first time in 72 years. Finally, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi consecrated a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Rama.

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