Professor Francis A. Boyle, Human Rights Professor and Lawyer who was the first to win a genocide case at the International Court of Justice spoke to Andrew Marr on Thursday, praising South African lawyers performance in rebutting Israeli defences.
South Africa has formally accused Israel of committing genocide against Palestinians and pleaded with the United Nations’ top court to order an immediate halt to Israeli military operations in Gaza.
Israel, which was founded in the aftermath of the Holocaust, has vehemently denied the allegations.
As a sign of how seriously they regard the case, Israeli leaders have taken the rare step of engaging with the court to defend their international reputation.
Israel often boycotts international tribunals or UN investigations, saying they are unfair and biased.
Israeli lawyers have pledged to present a robust defence on Friday.
In conversation with Andrew Marr, Professor Boyle added that ‘based on the evidence he’d seen, he believed South Africa would win their case against Israel.