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The ICJ Israel Case Explainer With Aslı Bâli

On this episode of American Prestige, the legal definition of genocide, what was ordered in the ICJ ruling, and the court’s ability to enforce it.

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The ICJ Israel Case Explainer w/ Aslı Bâli | American Prestige
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On this episode of American Prestige, Danny and Derek chat with Aslı Bâli, professor of law at Yale Law School.

Aslı, whose research focuses largely on human rights law and the law of the international security order, helps us break down the legal definition of genocide, the substance of the ICJ ruling and what was ordered, and the court’s ability to enforce it.

The conversation continues for subscribers, covering the American legal community’s reaction, how this decision compares with the ICJ’s 2022 ruling on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, what Gaza’s “occupied” status means regarding Israel’s prerogatives in this situation, and more.

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South African delegation members John Dugard, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, and Adila Hassimon prepare for today’s hearings of Israel’s point of view as South Africa has requested the International Court of Justice to indicate measures concerning alleged violations of human rights by Israel in the Gaza Strip on January 12, 2024, in The Hague, The Netherlands.

South African delegation members John Dugard, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, and Adila Hassimon prepare for today’s hearings of Israel’s point of view as South Africa has requested the International Court of Justice to indicate measures concerning alleged violations of human rights by Israel in the Gaza Strip on January 12, 2024, in The Hague, The Netherlands.

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On this episode of American Prestige, Danny and Derek chat with Aslı Bâli, professor of law at Yale Law School.

Aslı, whose research focuses largely on human rights law and the law of the international security order, helps us break down the legal definition of genocide, the substance of the ICJ ruling and what was ordered, and the court’s ability to enforce it.

The conversation continues for subscribers, covering the American legal community’s reaction, how this decision compares with the ICJ’s 2022 ruling on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, what Gaza’s “occupied” status means regarding Israel’s prerogatives in this situation, and more.

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Lebanon-Israel Tensions, Switzerland Hosts Ukraine “Summit on Peace”, Revelations of US Anti-Vaccination Misinformation | American Prestige
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A day late and a lira short, Danny and Derek are back with this week's American Prestige news roundup. This week: in Gaza, Israel announces “tactical pauses” (1:44), Netanyahu disbands his war cabinet (4:27), friction between Bibi and the Biden administration (7:59), friction between Bibi and the IDF (11:53), and an update on the humanitarian situation (14:05); fears of war are rising in Lebanon, meanwhile Hezbollah secretary-general Hassan Nasrallah threatens Cyprus over the island nation’s potential collaboration with Israel (16:11); another cargo ship is sunk off the coast of Yemen by Ansar Allah/Houthi forces (19:16); a report on China’s nuclear program (21:01); Putin visits the DPRK/North Korea (23:29); an update on the crisis in Sudan (27:02); a governing coalition is formed in South Africa (30:53); Mark Rutte gets approval to become the new secretary general of NATO (32:51); a Swiss “peace conference” for Ukraine, plus the US promises more air defense ammo (34:57); and shocking revelations about the US engaging in an “anti-vax propaganda effort” (40:01).

Be sure to check out The Night Won’t End: Biden's War on Gaza from Fault Lines on Al Jazeera English, produced by friend of the show Laila Al-Arian.

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Daniel Bessner is an historian of US foreign relations, and cohost of American Prestige, a podcast on international affairs.

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