KAMPALA (Reuters) -Uganda has distanced itself from an opinion written by a Ugandan choose on the Worldwide Court docket of Justice (ICJ) dissenting from the panel’s ruling in South Africa’s genocide case towards Israel, and mentioned the remarks don’t mirror Uganda’s place.
Julia Sebutinde was the one choose on the 17-member ICJ panel to vote towards all six measures adopted by the court docket in a ruling ordering Israel to take motion to stop acts of genocide because it fights Hamas militants within the Gaza Strip.
“The place taken by Decide Sebutinde is her personal particular person and unbiased opinion, and doesn’t in any method mirror the place of the federal government of the republic of Uganda,” the federal government mentioned in an announcement issued late on Saturday.
It added that the east African nation supported the place of the Non-Aligned Motion on the battle that was adopted at its summit within the Ugandan capital this month.
That NAM place contained in a doc issued on the finish of the summit condemned Israel’s navy marketing campaign and killing of civilians and in addition referred to as for an instantaneous ceasefire and unimpeded humanitarian entry.
The motion was shaped formally in 1961 by international locations against becoming a member of both of the 2 main Chilly Battle-era navy and political blocs. Most of the international locations have been newly unbiased from their colonial rulers.
Sebutinde was certainly one of solely two judges who issued dissenting judgements whereas 15 voted for the emergency measures which lined most of what South Africa had requested for within the case.
(Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Enhancing by William Maclean)
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