Guardian again corrects false claim about ICJ ruling

For the second time in ten days, Guardian editors upheld a complaint we filed about a false characterisation of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling in January. An article by Daniel Hurst in the Australian edition of the Guardian (“Fatima Payman accuses Israel of genocide in Gaza in significant rupture with Labor party position”, May 15) included this:

The international court of justice has yet to make a substantive ruling on genocide allegations levelled by South Africa but said in an interim ruling in January the claims were “plausible” and ordered Israel to take all steps to prevent genocidal acts and incitement.

As we noted previously, per this interview with Joan O’Donoghue, the former President of the ICJ, the court did NOT rule that the CLAIM of genocide is “plausible”. They only ruled that  “there was a risk of irreparable harm to the Palestinian right to be protected from genocide“.

The Guardian upheld our complaint, revised the text and added the following addendum:

On May 6, we prompted a correction on the same issue, in a Guardian op-ed by Miqdaad Versi, spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain,

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  1. says: Neil C

    More examples of the Grauniad’s bigoted pro Islamist reporting by a fat ima, another disgrace to the profession of journalism. #journalismisdead

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