Uganda Distances Itself from ICJ Rulings on Israel-Palestine

Judge Julia Sebutinde of Uganda was the only one to vote against all six measures adopted by the court. Photo / ICJ / Photo: Reuters

Summary:

  • Uganda has officially distanced itself from Judge Julia Sebutinde, who opposed all interim rulings against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) following South Africa’s complaint regarding alleged genocide in Gaza.

Uganda has officially distanced itself from Judge Julia Sebutinde, who opposed all interim rulings against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) following South Africa’s complaint regarding alleged genocide in Gaza.

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Adonia Ayebare, Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the UN, clarified on social media that Sebutinde’s rulings at the ICJ do not reflect the Ugandan government’s stance on the Palestinian situation. Uganda expressed its support for the Palestinian people through its voting patterns at the United Nations.

South Africa brought Israel before the ICJ on December 29, accusing it of committing genocide against Palestinians. The ICJ, on Friday, validated South Africa’s claim, instructing Israel to cease obstructing aid deliveries and improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza in an interim ruling.

Despite this, Sebutinde abstained from voting on all six ICJ propositions. Her decision has triggered global criticism, with social media users expressing disappointment and some labeling her a disgrace.

The UN court, however, mandated Israel to take necessary actions to prevent genocide in Gaza, irrespective of Sebutinde’s verdict.

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