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A Conversation with Zackie Achmat

On January 21, join Zackie Achmat and TINAU for a conversation about South Africa’s summoning of Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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A Conversation with Zackie Achmat
A Conversation with Zackie Achmat

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21 בינו׳ 2024, 19:00 – 20:30 GMT‎+2‎

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On January 21, join Zackie Achmat and TINAU for a conversation about South Africa’s summoning of Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Zackie Achmat is one of the most internationally respected activists, due to his  leadership role in the monumental HIV/AIDS recognition campaign in South Africa. Achmat was born in Apartheid South Africa and was part of the anti-Apartheid student movement, serving time in prison for several years. Post-apartheid, Achmat joined the African National Congress, though withdrew membership due to anti-LGBTQ legislation and sentiment in the party. Currently, Achmat is an anti-corruption politician running for President in the next elections and a writer  of South Africa’s summon to Israel to The Hague for crimes of genocide.

The trial began at  the  ICJ on January 11, 2024. The summoning was petitioned by South Africa under the crime of Genocide. Why did South Africa file the case? What does it all mean? What does it mean to sue a state rather than a state actor? If Israel is found guilty of genocide, what could happen? Would there be international consequences?

Post-Apartheid South Africa has long held the sentiment that Israel is an apartheid state and for decades, many South Africans have  been allied to the cause for a liberated and free Palestine.  The court case is a historic legislative step forward in holding Israel accountable and liberating Palestine.

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