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Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

2004 I.C.J. 136 (July 9, 2004)

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Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

International Court of Justice

2004 I.C.J. 136 (July 9, 2004)

Facts

Israel occupied certain parts of Palestine. Israel began building a wall within the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem. The United Nations (UN) General Assembly submitted a request to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for an advisory opinion on the legal consequences of Israel’s actions under the rules and principles of international law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and certain UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions. Additionally, the General Assembly requested the ICJ to rule on the applicability of an international covenant to which a State is a party when the State exercises its jurisdiction outside its own territory.

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