Global South is not only a geographic expression. It is an intersectional coalition that encompasses individual and group actors of the civil society physically located in the Global North. In this article we explore ways in which, confronted with the injustice of the unfolding genocide of the Palestinian people of Gaza, State and civil society actors of a new shaping Global South develop strategic jurisdictional litigation actions, invoking the enforcement of international law, and particularly the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, to prevent and not only punish post facto the crime of crimes. These actions reclaim the strategic value of international law as an essential pillar for a future world order of global peace and justice, and challenge the “policy doctrine” through which certain national governments attempt, especially in the Global North, to insulate their foreign policy from the checks and balances of the rule of law and the jurisdictional oversight of legality.

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