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Organization sign-on letter from Palestine Partners


Organizational Sign-on Letter Calling on States to Support South Africa's Genocide Convention Case Against Israel at the ICJ

PLEASE NOTE: THIS LETTER IS ONLY FOR ORGANIZATIONS, MOVEMENTS, UNIONS AND OTHER GROUPS, NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS TO SIGN. THANK YOU!


A note for organizations:

On December 30, a group of organizations including the Black Alliance for Peace, the Palestinian Assembly for Liberation, Popular Resistance, CodePink, Progressive International, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), the National Lawyers Guild, Samidoun, Veterans for Peace, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (US Section), World Beyond War, The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center (CMMLK) Cuba, Project Enduring Peace, and others met urgently to support efforts to end the genocide of Palestinians. While there are many legal and human rights-focused groups working to end genocide using various legal interventions, we saw a need to build organizational support by human rights, anti-colonial, anti-imperialist and other groups as a way to increase public pressure.


We invite your organization to sign this open letter calling for nations to submit Declarations of Intervention to the International Court of Justice in support of South Africa's excellent case invoking the Genocide Convention against Israel. Such Declarations can be submitted at any time and will increase the likelihood that a finding of the crime of genocide by the Court is backed up by enforcement.


At present, we are gathering organizational (not individual) endorsements. We urge you to share this internally with organizations that may be supportive of this effort. Once we have gathered a significant number of endorsements, the letter will be published.


We appreciate your endorsement and any support you can provide to gather as many signing organizations as possible.


We, the undersigned organizations, commend South Africa on its Application to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) invoking the Genocide Convention against Israel. We now urge other countries to reinforce this strongly worded and well-argued complaint by immediately filing a Declaration of Intervention with the ICJ, also called the World Court.Many countries have rightly expressed their horror at the State of Israel's genocidal actions, war crimes and crimes against humanity being committed against Palestinians. Israeli Occupying Forces have bombed hospitals, residences, United Nations refugee centers, schools, places of worship and escape routes, killing and injuring tens of thousands of Palestinians since October 7, 2023. More than half of the dead are women and children. Israeli leaders have made brazenly genocidal statements openly declaring their intention to permanently and completely displace Palestinians from their own land. South Africa is correct in charging that under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Israel's actions "are genocidal in character, as they are committed with the requisite specific intent … to destroy Palestinians in Gaza as a part of the broader Palestinian national, racial and ethnic group." 

Parties to the Genocide Convention are obliged to act to prevent genocide; therefore, action must be immediate. A Declaration of Intervention filed with the ICJ in support of the South African case against Israel is one way to ensure that all acts of genocide are stopped and those responsible are held accountable.

Israel’s killing, injuring, traumatizing, and displacing large numbers of Palestinians and denying water, food, medicine, and fuel to an occupied population meet the criteria for the crime of genocide. If a majority of the world’s nations call for a ceasefire, yet fail to press for prosecution of Israel – what is to stop Israel from ethnically cleansing all Palestinians?

For that matter, what is to stop other nations from repeating a horror of this magnitude?We urge national governments to immediately file a Declaration of Intervention in support of the South African case against Israel at the International Court of Justice to stop the killing in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.


Resources: Here is an example of a Declaration of Intervention by the Maldives in the Myanmar case. There are many other examples

Organizational Signers:

  • Black Alliance for Peace

  • Popular Resistance, USA

  • Palestinian Assembly for Liberation

  • CODEPINK, USA

  • Progressive International

  • Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

  • Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN)

  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, US Section

  • World Beyond War

  • International Association of Democratic Lawyers

  • National Lawyers Guild, USA

  • US Boats to Gaza

  • Gaza Freedom Flotilla

  • Roots Action, USA

  • Veterans for Peace, USA

  • Project Enduring Peace, USA

  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Palestine Section

  • PEN International-Palestine

  • Peace, Justice, Sustainability, NOW!, USA

  • Friends of Latin America, USA

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center(CMMLK), Cuba

  • Proceso de Comunidades Negras (PCN), Colombia

  • Women's March Global - Region of the Americas 

  • Landless Workers Movement MST, Brazil

  • Federation of Mexican Workers and Unions (Confederación de Trabajadores y Sindicatos de Mexico)

  • Venezuelan Popular Feminist Movement (Plataforma de Feminismo Popular de Venezuela)

  • Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAR), Western Hemisphere

  • The Latin American and Caribbean Council on Popular Education (CEAAL)

  • The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy - MIFTAH

  • Kenyans for Palestine

  • Tatuy Tv, Venezuela

  • Asociación Ecuatoriana de Amistad con el Pueblo Saharaui (AEAPS)

  • Centro de Documentación en Derechos Humanos Segundo Montes Mozo S.J., Ecuador

  • Comité Internacional Paz, Justicia y Dignidad a los Pueblos, Cuba/USA

  • Euskadi, Cuba

  • Comité de Solidaridad con la Causa Árabe, Spain

  • Palestina Toma la Calle, España 

  • Coordinadora por la Paz, la Soberanía la Integración y la No Injerencia CPAZ Movimiento Social de DDHH, Ecuador

  • Centro de Estudios e Investigación sobre Mujeres, Spain

  • Fórum de Política Feminista, Spain

  • Partido Comunista de los Trabajadores de Argentina

  • Plataforma de Solidaridad con la Causa Palestina (Venezuela)

  • Foro Itinerante de Participación Popular, Venezuela

  • Asociación Gremial de Abogados y Abogadas de Argentina 

  • Convocatoria SEGUNDA INDEPENDENCIA de Argentina 

  • Agrupación ESPERANZA Revolucionaria y Socialista, Argentina

  • Red de Intelectuales y Artistas en Defensa de la Humanidad- Capitulo Paraguay 

  • Conseil National des Comités Populaires (CNCP Martinique)

  • Instituto Simón Bolívar para la Paz y la Solidaridad entre los Pueblos, Venezuela

  • Plateforme Haitienne de Plaidoyer pour un Developpement Alternatif (PAPDA), Haiti

  • Women Democratic Front, Pakistan

  • Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Praxis and the Indivisibility of Justice, Palestine/International

  • Feminist Conversations Kenya (FCK)

  • Syrian Center For Media and Freedom Of Expression

  • SOLI (Red de Lucha Por la Paz y Solidaridad Internacional) Puerto Rico

  • ALBA Movimientos, Latin America

  • Asociación de Mujeres Campesinas y Populares AMUCAP-C, Paraguay

  • Alianza Latinoamericana Por Palestina contra el Apartheid

  • Liga Mexicana por la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos, LIMEDDH

  • Justice for All, USA

  • Venezuelanalysis

  • Diáspora Pa’lante Collective, Puerto Rico

  • Coletivo Advogadas e Advogados pela Democracia (CAAD), Brazil

  • Naco Nius México. M. N. N. 

  • ARCH Jerusalem (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • PAL Commission on War Crimes, Justice, Reparations and Return

  • Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment in Africa (WAELE AFRICA)

  • Geneva Council For International Affairs and Development 

  • Casa Tecmilco, México

  • Surgentes, colectivo de DDHH (Venezuela)

  • Izquierda Libertaria - Chile 

  • Amigos de la Tierra América Latina y el Caribe (ATALC)

  • Scandinavian Institute for Human Rights/Haytham Manna Foundation

  • French Observatory for Human Rights

  • Union of Palestinian Organizations of Latin America (UPAL)

  • Amman Center for Human Rights Studies (ACHRS), Jordan 

  • Syrian Medical Committee

  • Horan Rencontre por la Citoyennete, France

  • International Institute for Peace, Justice and Human Rights - IIPJHR, Switzerland

  • Fórum Latino Palestino, Brazil

  • Syndicat National des Journalistes Tunisien (SNJT), Tunis

  • Muslim Journal, USA 

  • Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists

  • Ordre National des Avocats de Tunisie

  • Kuagro Ri Changaina, Colombia

  • Alkarama (Movimiento de Mujeres Palestinas), Spain

  • Raíces (Grupo cultural raíces de Guasá), Ecuador

  • Comisión Étnica para la Paz y la Defensa de los Derechos Territoriales, Colombia

  • International People's Assembly

  • Arab American Civic Council

  • Movimiento de Pequeños Agricultores, MPA Brazil

  • Federación Nacional de Cooperativas Agropecuarias (FENACOA), Colombia

  • Asociación Colombiana de Economistas Negras - Mano Cambiada

  • Sindicato Aeroespacial SP, Brazil

  • The Literacy Project, USA

  • Sindicato na Televisão, Brazil

  • JUST (International Movement for a Just World), Malaysia

  • MLN - Movement for Liberation from Nakba, Malaysia

  • JUST-IS  Interfaith Solidarity for Justice and against Militarism, Pakistan

  • Center for the Study of Islam and Decoloniality, Pakistan

  • Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

  • New York Peace Council

  • Law for Palestine

  • Palestinian Feminist Collective 

  • CAGE International 

  • Vocesenlucha - Comunicación Popular, Spain/Latin America

  • Asociación Alnakba, Venezuela 

  • Mujeres por la Paz

  • Sodepau Pais Valencia

  • Jubileo Sur/Américas 

  • Acción Ecológica, Ecuador

  • Nación Andaluza

  • Tunisian National Bar Association

  • Palestine Ceasefire Dayton, USA

  • Red de Ambientalistas Comunitarios de El Salvador RACDES 

  • Haqooq-e-Khalq Party, Pakistan

  • Congreso de los Pueblos, Colombia

  • Marcha Mundial de las Mujeres Macronorte, Perú

  • La Vía Campesina

  • Jornada Continental por la Democracia y contra el Neoliberalismo

  • Geneva Centre for Democracy & Human Rights

  • One Justice - France

  • International Jurists Union - Geneva

  • Global Legal Alliance for Palestine

  • Southern Anti-Racism Network 

  • Mütter gegen den Krieg Berlin-Brandenburg

  • PeaceWorks Brunswick Maine, USA

  • Trident Ploughshares

  • Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (UK)

  • Trade Justice Alliance, USA

  • Movimiento por un mundo sin guerras y sin violencia (MSGySV)

  • Veterans For Peace, Ireland Chapter

  • Observatorio de Derechos Humanos de los Pueblos 

  • Observatorio por el Cierre de la Escuela de las Américas en Chile

  • Jordanian Federation of Independent Trade Unions

  • Asociación Americana de Juristas

  • Engineers Association - Jerusalem Center (Palestine)

  • Medical Association - Jerusalem Center (Palestine)

  • Palestinian Dental Association (Palestine)

  • Pharmacists Association - Jerusalem Center (Palestine)

  • Palestinian Nursery and Midwifery Association (Palestine)

  • Agricultural Engineers Association - Jerusalem Center (Palestine)

  • Palestinian Bar Association (Palestine)

  • Palestinian Contractors Union (Palestine)

  • Veterinarians Syndicate - Jerusalem Center (Palestine)

  • Palestinian Union of Psychologists and Social Workers (Palestine)

  • Sínodo luterano salvadoreño

  • Green Mountain Solidarity With Palestine

  • Sahel fondation 

  • The International Commission for Supporting the Rights of the Palestinian People “Hashd”

  • Rockland for Palestine

  • University Network for Human Rights

  • Charlottetown Mutual Aid

  • Rede Jubileu Sul Brasil 

  • Movimiento Estudiantil Cristiano de Cuba

  • Colectivo Voces Ecológicas COVEC, Panamá

  • National Network on Cuba, USA

  • Public Intellectuals for Social and Spare Change, USA

  • National Lawyers Guild - St. Louis Chapter

  • North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, USA

  • The Peace Pentagon / Oracle Institute, USA

  • Our Revolution - North Dakota, USA 

  • Peace Action Montgomery, USA

  • United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), USA

  • All-African People's Revolutionary Party

  • Friends of the Congo

  • Socialist Action USA

  • The Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

  • Oil and Gas Action Network, USA

  • Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights

  • Mom vision prodeca foundation (MVPF), Senegal

  • Pan-Afrikan Liberation Program, USA

  • Suffolk University Students for Justice in Palestine, USA

  • Black Radical Christians, USA

  • Frente Antiimperialista Internacionalista, Spain

  • Environmentalists Against War, USA

  • Democratic Socialists of America - International Committee

  • Georgia Human Rights Clinic, USA

  • Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance (MIRA), USA

  • Cooperation Jackson, USA

  • National Jericho Movement, USA

  • Asociación Interpueblos Estado Español 

  • Black Workers for Justice (BWFJ), USA

  • American Muslims for Palestine-Richmond VA Chapter, USA

  • Peace Action of San Mateo County, USA

  • Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), USA

  • Friendship Office of the Americas

  • HUMANITAS: The Africana Ethical Society

This action alert for organizations was sent to WNPJ by Cassandra Dixon of our WNPJ member group, Palestine Partners:

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