As both parties claim vindication following the ICJ ruling – less known are the important efforts of French human rights lawyer François Zimeray who filed motions at the International Criminal Court on November 3, 2023, naming the October 7 atrocities by Hamas as genocide. Listening to the families’ accounts, Zimeray recognised almost immediately that the violence described already meets the legal definition of genocide and is fairly certain it will hold up under legal scrutiny leading him to file at the ICC.
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