Gerhard Kemp, a professor of criminal law at the University of the West of England, Bristol, told Anadolu Agency he expects the ICJ to grant “at least some of South Africa’s requested provisional measures.”

However, he does not believe the world court will “order the immediate suspension of Israel’s military operations in Gaza.”

“I expect the ICJ to order Israel ‘to prevent genocide’ and probably some of the humanitarian steps identified in South Africa’s application, for example, access to food and medical supplies,” he said.

Michael Becker, an assistant professor of international human rights law, at Trinity College Dublin, is of the view that the ICJ will find that South Africa satisfied the requirements for provisional measures.

“South Africa did enough to demonstrate that its claims under the Genocide Convention are at least plausible, and demonstrated that the humanitarian crisis in Gaza poses an urgent risk of irreparable prejudice to the rights of Palestinians in Gaza,” he told Anadolu.

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