Safadi to lead Jordanian delegation sent to ICJ

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Published: 2024-02-18 21:09

Last Updated: 2024-04-20 23:36


Safadi to lead Jordanian delegation sent to ICJ
Safadi to lead Jordanian delegation sent to ICJ

Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs, Ayman Safadi, will lead the Jordanian delegation on Thursday, February 22, 2024, to present the Kingdom of Jordan's case before the International Court of Justice in The Hague regarding the advisory opinion requested by the United Nations General Assembly under Resolution 77/247, issued on December 30, 2022, concerning "Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem."

Ministry spokesperson Ambassador Dr. Sufyan Al-Qudah stated that the Jordanian delegation includes, alongside the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs Ayman Safadi, Minister of Justice Dr. Ahmed Al-Zyadat, and the legal team employed by the Kingdom for this purpose.

Ambassador Al-Qudah pointed out that Jordan had previously submitted written arguments before the International Court of Justice in The Hague on July 24, 2023, affirming unequivocal support for the Palestinians' right to self-determination, the establishment of their independent and sovereign state along the lines of June 4, 1967, with its capital in occupied Jerusalem, in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative and relevant UN resolutions.

He stressed the necessity for “Israel” to respect the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian sanctities, for which Jordan bears significant responsibility under its historical Hashemite custodianship.

Ambassador Al-Qudah clarified that this is not the first time Jordan has presented arguments before the International Court of Justice regarding the Palestinian issue and Israeli occupation.

Jordan previously appeared before the court in 2004 regarding the advisory opinion requested by the United Nations General Assembly concerning the legal consequences of the construction of the separation wall in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem.

The court's opinion at that time declared the wall's illegality based on the legal evidence provided by Jordan, demonstrating the illegitimacy of its construction.