GRAFFITI ON THE WALL—A CRITIQUE OF THE ICJ ADVISORY OPINION ON THE ISRAELI SECURITY WALL
Author: SCHREIBER, ARYE
Source: King's Law Journal, Volume 16, Number 1, 2005 , pp. 157-165(9)
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Abstract:In this brief analysis I argue that the International Court of Justice, in its Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, whilst extensively documenting the breaches of international law resulting from the wall, almost completely omitted to analyse those questions most necessary for a full and reasoned analysis of the legality of the wall, namely Palestinian terrorism as the motivation and justification for the construction. Had the required analysis been conducted, the Court might have reached the same conclusion, but in excluding the salient topics from its analysis the Court severely undermined the value and persuasiveness of the Opinion, and thereby made it a near certainty that the Opinion will not be implemented by Israel.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2005-01-01
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