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Meet the SA Legal Team Taking Israel On

South African justice minister Ronald Lamola led a top legal team to argue the country’s genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 11 January. Professor John Dugard is an internationally renowned expert in international law and has been cited by academics, practitioners and courts alike nationally and internationally. Advocate Max Du Plessis is without any doubt one of the top minds in international law. He combines practice and academic work. Advocate Adila Hassim is the co-founder of the anti-corruption organisation Corruption Watch and serves on its board. Tembeka Ngcukaitobi is an experienced international conflict resolution advocate at the Pan African Bar Association of South Africa. Other members of the South African team are junior counsel: Tshidiso Ramogale, Sarah Pudifin-Jones and Lerato Zikalala.