WATCH: Blinne Ní Ghrálaig on Israel’s genocide against Palestinians – Illustrated


Irish international law expert Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh presents South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on January 10, 2024. The clips and images of Gaza illustrating her statements have been added by if Americans Knew.

There are a multitude of such clips and photos.

Ghrálaigh’s full speech is available here.

The other ICJ presentations are at

For more information on the issue see

Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh bio:

Blinne is a human rights and international law expert with a broad criminal, civil and public law practice. She advises and acts for individuals, States, Non-Governmental Organizations, and other national and international bodies, arguing novel, complex and often high-profile points of law before domestic courts, including the Supreme Court, and before international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice.

Her domestic practice includes cases involving the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of protest, discrimination and equality, international law, environmental law, national security, prisons, and police.

Blinne was nominated Public International Law Junior of the Year in 2022. She was shortlisted for Barrister of the Year in 2022, Crime Junior of the Year in both 2020 and 2021, and for Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in 2021. She was Times Lawyer of the Week in January 2022 and Irish Legal News Barrister of the Month in February 2022 for her defence of one of protesters who toppled the statue of the slaver Edward Colston in Bristol. She was appointed a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School in 2016, and a Pegasus Fellow to the Centre for Constitutional Right in New York in 2010.

She is called to the Bars of Ireland, North and South, in addition to the Bar of England and Wales. She is also on the International Criminal Court’s List of Counsel.


Fluent French, Basic Irish, Learning Arabic


BA (Modern and Medieval Languages) Queens’ College, Cambridge (First Class Honours) Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Westminster (Distinction)
Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law (Outstanding)
LLM International Legal Studies, New York University (equivalent Distinction)
Visiting Fellowship, Harvard Law School (2015)

Fellowships and Awards

Pegasus Scholarship, Inns of Court
Phoenicia Scholarship, Bar European Group
International Scholarship, Centre for Capital Punishment Studies
Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn
Bairstow Scholarship, ICSL
St Thomas More Bursary, Lincoln’s Inn
Lord Bowen Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Hardwicke Award, Lincoln’s Inn
Foundation Scholarship, Queen’s College, Cambridge University



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