Israel will send a high-level legal delegation to defend itself this week at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, as the ICJ begins deliberations in the lawsuit brought by South Africa alleging Israeli genocide in Gaza. Leading Israel’s defense team will be former Supreme Court President Aharon Barak, appointed as Israel’s judge on the 15-member ICJ panel, purportedly due to his renowned legal expertise and history of rulings on security issues. South Africa has appointed its own ad hoc judge, former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke.

Barak will be joined by British international lawyer Malcolm Shaw and Israeli prosecutors Gilad Noam and Tal Baker, as Israel prepares to systematically challenge South Africa’s claims during the upcoming public hearings. The selection of the controversial Barak underscores the significance Israel is placing on mounting a vigorous legal defense at this forum of global jurisprudence.

Barak is best known for creating Israel’s judiciocracy by granting the court the right to strike basic laws, which it exercised as recently as January 1st of this year.

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The current government thought he was best prepared for a debate over the ICJ’s powers.