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Uganda officially disowns ICJ Judge Julia Sebutinde for voting in support of Israeli genocide in Gaza

09:24 PM | 27 Jan, 2024
Judge Julia Sebutinde
Source: University of Edinburgh

Uganda on Saturday officially disowned Judge Julia Sebutinde, who voted against all interim rulings against Israel given by a UN top court after the South African complaint about the Israeli genocide of innocent Palestinians in Gaza.

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the UN Adonia Ayebare wrote: “Justice Sebutinde ruling at the ICJ (the International Court of Justice) does not represent the Government of Uganda’s position on the situation in Palestine.”

“Uganda’s support for the plight of the Palestinian people has been expressed through our voting pattern at the United Nations.”

On December 29, South Africa brought Israel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on charges of committing genocide against Palestinians.

The ICJ ruled on Friday that South Africa's claim that Israel is committing genocide is valid. According to Quds News Network, the court ordered Israel to stop obstructing aid deliveries and to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza in an interim ruling.

Sebutinde abstained from voting on all six of the ICJ's propositions. She is currently receiving backlash for her vote from people all around the world, with some social media users saying Ugandans should be ashamed.

“Judge Julia Sebutinde is such an embarrassment to her country & a disgrace to humanity. She didn’t just vote against S Africa’s petition, she voted against reason & morality, justice & freedom, love & compassion. She voted against the very soul of humanity,” one Kenyan user wrote on X.

“Julia Sebutinde is a disgrace to all of us in Africa, more especially African women. She demonstrated that she is nothing else, but a paid-up agent of the criminal Zionist Entity of Israel,” wrote another.

Sebutinde was the only judge to rule against Israel's emergency orders.

Nevertheless, the UN court ordered Israel to take all necessary actions to prevent genocide within the embattled enclave, regardless of her verdict.

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Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

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