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International Bar Association, Cautions Israel On Adherence To International Standards In Response To Hamas’ Attacks



International Bar Association

OpenLife Nigeria reports that the International Bar Association, IBA, has strongly condemned the heinous attacks on Israel by the militant group Hamas.

According to the global law body, These indiscriminate and targeted atrocities against Israeli citizens contravene an unequivocal, non-derogable prohibition under international law.

The murder of civilians, the assaults, and the trespass into private homes to kill and maim are all internationally recognised crimes of profound gravity; the abductions and taking of hostages, including women, children and the elderly, are crimes in violation of human rights and humanitarian law.

Israel has an inherent right to self-defence from these unlawful attacks. However, in doing so, it, too, must ensure that civilian populations are shielded from harm and that military actions are conducted with a clear commitment to the international legal principles of distinction and proportionality.

The IBA, representing the global voice of the legal profession, urges all international institutions and governments to use their best diplomatic efforts to secure the release of the hostages, to prevent the escalation of violence in the region and to return to the peace tables so that a just solution is achieved between Israel and Palestine.

The International Bar Association, IBA, it would be noted, is the global voice of the legal profession, is the foremost organisation for international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies.

Established in 1947, shortly after the creation of the United Nations, with the aim of protecting and promoting the rule of law globally, the IBA was born out of the conviction that an organisation made up of the world’s bar associations could contribute to global stability and peace through the administration of justice.

International Bar Association, cautions  Israel on adherence  to international standards in response to Hamas attacks
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