06 November 2023
Law Society endorses further statement on Israel-Gaza
The Law Society of Northern Ireland wishes to make known its full support of the International Bar Association's further statement on the Israel-Gaza conflict, published on 2 November.
Society President, Brian Archer, said:
“Hamas’ actions on the 7th October were obscene violations of human rights and we continue to call for the release of all hostages still being held. Regardless though of any rationale for military action, Israel’s indiscriminate bombardment which has killed thousands of civilians – including many thousands of children – is a shameful and unjustifiable violation of international humanitarian law. Israel must adhere to its international obligations and cease these actions which amount to collective punishment.
The Law Society adds its voice to the IBA and the others around the world who, looking on in horror at the events in Israel-Gaza, are calling for an immediate ceasefire, the protection of civilians and for humanitarian aid to be allowed into Gaza."
Note: The International Bar Association statement can be found at: