Law on Separation Wall
[Updated July 2017] In June 2002, the Israeli cabinet approved the construction of a "continuous fence" in the West Bank. In July 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) declared this barrier illegal, choosing to refer to it as a "wall". The infographic ‘Where Law Stands on the Wall’ describes the detail of ICJ's decision. Today, 13 years on, and despite wide condemnation, little has been done by the international community to hold the Israeli government accountable for its ongoing disregard of international law.
SOURCES & DATA
ICJ, 2012. About the Court (accessed on 31 October 2013)
ICJ, 2004. Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
UN OCHA, 2014, In the Spotlight: 10 Years since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Advisory Opinion
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