Palestinians file lawsuit accusing Biden administration of violating Genocide Convention

November 16, 2023
Courthouse News Service

...Katherine Gallagher, a senior attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, said the U.S. has a clear and binding obligation to prevent genocide under Article 1 of the Genocide Convention, which the U.S. Congress ratified in 1988.

The Biden administration, plaintiffs say, is actively aiding Israel’s actions as Biden has repeatedly reaffirmed “unwavering” U.S. support. Khaled Quzmar, general director at plaintiff NGO Defense for Children International – Palestine, pointed out the Israeli military’s ongoing use of U.S. funding and weapons.

“While people protest in the streets, world leaders show, day after day, that they lack the temerity to end the catastrophic and unprecedented destruction of Palestinian life in Gaza,” Quzmar said...

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November 16, 2023