250+ Canadian Organizations Calling For Canada to Support ICJ Proceedings and International Law

For the past three months, violence, starvation, disease, and death have been inflicted upon the people of Gaza by Israel in ways that continue to shock Canadians and the international community.

The far-right Netanyahu government has led a campaign that has killed over 22,000 civilians in Gaza, almost a third of whom are children. Ample evidence has been provided in detail in the application put forward by South Africa of war crimes, and the intention to commit war crimes, against the Palestinian people by the Netanyahu government. To be clear, these genocidal intentions have been repeatedly, unapologetically, and explicitly stated by Prime Minister Netanyahu and his senior ministers.

Canadians and leaders of the international community know that there must be accountability for allegations of atrocities that have been committed against Israeli and Palestinians civilians. Justice must be sought against those who have committed war crimes and taken innocent lives. We expect our government to be principled on this question.

This is why Canada must join France and others in affirming that it will support the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the proceedings commenced by the Republic of South Africa on December 29, 2023 against the State of Israel concerning alleged violations by Israel of its obligations under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in relation to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Canada must support this effort for an independent international legal body to examine allegations of war crimes and violations of international humanitarian law. All perpetrators of violence must be held to account. 

We must make this determination based on doing the right thing. South Africa’s Application raises important issues of international law. As a defender of a rules based order, it is imperative that Canada unequivocally support the role of the ICJ in adjudicating those issues. 


National Council of Canadian Muslims
Action for Palestine
Ahl-ill Bait Islamic Organization – Montreal
AJR Islamic Foundation
Ajyal Islamic Society
Akram Jooma Masjid
Al Arqam Islamic Centre
Al Falah Masjid
Al Faruq Islamic Center
Al Huda Institute Canada
Al Nadwa Mosque
Al Rashid Education Foundation
Al Rashid Mosque
Al Rayan Islamic Center – Courtice masjid
Al Salam center
Al Zahra Shia Association of Waterloo Region
Al-Arqam Islamic Centre
Al-Huda Muslim Society
Al-Madinah Center
Al-Najdeh Association
AlFauz Centre
Alhedaya Islamic center
Alkawthar Islamic Association
Alliance of Educators for Muslim Students (AEMS)
Amnesty International UTSC
Anjuman-E Anwarul Islam of Malton (Malton Masjid)
Ansaar Foundation
Ar-Rahma Mussallah
Arab Palestie Association of Ontario
Arabian Muslim Association
As Salam masjid
Asian Canadian Educators Network
Association des étudiants musulmans de l’Université de Montréal (AEMUDM)
Association Des Marocains du Monde
Association Musulmane de Lachine
Association of Muslim Professionals
Assunnah Muslims Association
Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre
B.C. Muslim Association.
Bait ul Mukarram Islamic Society
Barrie Masjid
Barrie Muslim Council
Bramalea Islamic Cultural Centre
Calgary Palestine Council
Camrose Mesjid
Canadian Arab Federation
Canadian Council of Indian Muslims
Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians (CCMT)
Canadian Council of Muslim Women
Canadian Council of Muslim Women Northern Ontario
Canadian Council of Muslim Women-Montreal Chapter
Canadian Federation of Students
Canadian Hussaini Association
Canadian Islamic Centre
Canadian Muslim Counselling
Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC)
Canadian Muslims for peace and Justice
Canadian Palestinian social association
Canadians Against Oppression And Persecution(CAOP)
Canadians for Indian Democracy
Cape Breton Muslim Society
Central Islamic Council of Guyana CIOG
Centre culturel islamique de Sherbrooke
Chilliwack Islamic centre
Coalition of Canadian Palestinian Organizations
Council of Agencies Serving South Asians
CPSA of London ON
CWP: artists’ collective
Danforth Community Center
Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre
Darul Khair Center Stouffville
Downtown Muslim Professional Network
Durham Islamic Center
Durham Muslim Alliance
Fairview Masjid
Fleetwood islamic society of BC
Friends of Palestine Canada
George Town – Masjid Uthman
Guildford Islamic Cultural Center
Halton Islamic Association
Hamilton Downtown Mosque
Hamilton Mountain mosque
Hope Through Clothes
Huttonville mosque Brampton
Hyatt Mosque and Centre
IAS Saskatchewan
Ibrahim Jame Mosque
ICNA Canada
ICNA Canada Newfoundland
ICNA Sisters Canada
ICNA Sisters Edmonton
ICNA Sisters Mississauga Chapter
ICNA Sisters Ottawa
ICNA Winnipeg Chapter
ICNA- Ar Rahman Islamic Centre
Imdad ul Islam
Independent Jewish Voices Calgary
Interfaith for World Peace Society
International Council of Indian Muslims
International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF)
International Students of Islamic Psychology
Iqra Masjid
Iraqi Community Center
Islamic Association of NW Calgary
Islamic Association of Saskatchewan, Regina
Islamic Association of Saskatoon
Islamic Center Of Markham
Islamic Centre of Southwest Ontario
Islamic Community Centre of Milton
Islamic Community of Oakville
Islamic Foundation of Toronto
Islamic Information & Dawah Centre International
Islamic Information Society of Calgary (IISC)
Islamic Institute of Toronto
Islamic Relief Canada
Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto
Islamic Shia Ithn ashari Association
Islamic Society of Ajax
Islamic Society of Kingston
Islamic Society of Markham
Islamic Society of Niagara Peninsula
Islamic Society of Toronto
ISNA Canada
Jama Masjid – Islamic Propagation Center of Ontario
Jame Masjid Mississauga
Jami Omar
Jamia Islamia
Jamia Masjid Aulia Allah
Jamia Masjid Sayyidah Zainab
Jamia Mustafa
Jerrahi Sufi Order of Canada
Jerusalem Community Services of Ontario
Justice for all Canada JFAC
Justice for Palestinians
Kamloops Islamic Association
Kanata Muslims Association
Khadija Masjid
Khadijah Masjid
Khalid Bin Al-Walid mosque
Khayr Project Canada
Leamington Mosque
London Muslim Mosque
Madina Institute Canada
Madina masjid
Madinatul ilm
Madrasah tahfeezul Qur’an
Manitoba Islamic Association (Grand Mosque)
Markaz Islam
Markham & Lawrence Community United
Masjid Al Abedeen Islamic Research Center of Canada
Masjid Al Hidaya Toronto
Masjid Al Salam
Masjid al-Farooq Islamic Centre
Masjid Alansar
Masjid Ansar
Masjid at tawba
Masjid Darul Iman
Masjid Darus Salam Islamic Society of Toronto
Masjid El Noor
Masjid Farooq
Masjid Khadija
Masjid Makkah Al Mukarramah
Masjid Omar Farooq
Masjid Rahmatul-lil-Alameen صلى الله عليه وسلم
Masjid Ul Taqwa
Masjid ur Rahmah
Masjid Zakariya
Masumeen Islamic Center
Milton Quran Institute
Moncton Muslim Association
Mosque Aisha
Muslim action group
Muslim Educators Network of Ontario (MENO)
Muslim Employees Association of Peel
Muslim Neighbour Nexus
Muslim Society of PEI , Masjid Dar Al Salaam
Muslim Society Of Waterloo & Wellington Counties
Muslim Students’ Association at McGill University
Muslim Students’ Association University of Alberta
Muslim Welfare Canada
Muslim Wellness Center
Muslim Wellness Network
Muslim Women of Cambridge
Muslim Women of Durham
Muslim Youth for Justice
Muslims Council of Calgary
National Zakat Foundation
Nigerian Canadian Muslims Edmonton Association
North London Islamic Centre
Nova Scotia Islamic Community Center
Oakville Palestinian Rights Association
Oshawa Mosque
Ottawa Bangladesh Muslim Funeral & Social Welfare Organization (OBMFO)
Ottawa Muslim Association
Our Golden Age
Pakistan-Canada Association
Palestine House-Toronto
Palestinian Employees for Advocacy and Culture Education
Palestinian Youth Movement
Paramount Fine Foods
Partners for Humanity Foundation
Peel Islamic cultural Center
Pickering Masjid
Pickering Palestinian Association
Project 1907
Rahma Foundation
Rassemblement de citoyens pour un monde meilleur
Red Tree Strategic Consulting
Relieve Humanity International
Rexdale Jame masjid
Richmond Jamia Mosque
Rowdah Musallah
Sacred Web
SacredHand Canada
Sahaba Mosque
Samaha Community Services
Scarborough Muslim Association
Scarborough Muslim Cultural Centre
SFU Muslim Students Association
Simcoe County 4 Palestine
South Nepean Muslim Community
South West Calgary Musjid
St. Thomas Islamic Association
Surrey Masjid
Syyadina Omar Farooq Scarborough
Tamilnadu Multicultural Association of Canada
Tarbiyah Elementary School
Tarbiyah Learning Academy
Tawheed Community Centre
The Canadian Palestinian Social Association of London
The Canadian-Muslim Vote
The Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
Think for Actions
Toronto Islamic Center and Community Services
University of Ottawa Muslim Students Association
University of Toronto Mississauga Muslim Students’ Association
University of Toronto Mississauga, Indus Hospital UTM
University of Toronto Mississauga, Thaqalayn Muslim Association
University of Toronto Muslim Students Association
University of Toronto Scarborough Muslim Students Association
University of Victoria Muslim Student Association
West End Islamic Center
Windsor Islamic Association
Winnipeg Central Mosque
York Region Muslims
York University Muslim Student Association