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Archive; Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister, Retno Marsudi during a press confrence on ASEAN Ministerial Summit 2023 (Photo: NK-VOI) - 

Voinews, Jakarta - The international court of justice (ICJ) will hold hearings on the status and legal consequences of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Therefore the Indonesian foreign affairs minister, Retno Marsudi will deliver Indonesia's statement on February 23rd 2024 in The Hague.

The UN General Assembly previously requested the ICJ to give an advisory opinion on the legal consequences of Israel’s prolonged occupation in Palestine. The ICJ’s advisory opinion is said to carry great legal weight despite not being legally binding. 

53 countries and 3 international organisation are scheduled to deliver oral statement.

According to ICJ’s official website, aside from Indonesia, countries such as Qatar and the UK are scheduled to deliver their statements later that day. China and Malaysia will have their turns the day before.

The public hearing that Retno will soon attend is a different track than what South Africa is pursuing. South Africa not long ago brought a genocide case against Israel at the ICJ.

Indonesia cannot join this lawsuit as it is not a signatory to the Genocide Convention, which becomes the basis of South Africa’s lawsuit. Even so, Indonesia has voiced its support for what South Africa is doing at the ICJ//VOI






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