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Nicaragua-Germany Case over Gaza in ICJ next month


The Hague, 16 March 2024 (TDI): The hearings are expected next month for the Nicaragua vs. Germany case filed in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by the Republic of Nicaragua against the Federal Republic of Germany over complicity in the Gaza genocide.

The said case has been filed on 1st March 2024 by Nicaragua to seek provisional measures by the ICJ.

The Court shall start listening to the submissions from 8-9 April 2024 where Nicaragua accused Berlin of deliberately facilitating genocide in Gaza and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) by supporting Israel.

Nicaragua requested instituting proceedings as Germany has been acting complicit to Israel.

According to ICJ detailing Nicaragua’s complaints, Germany is violating its obligations “deriving from the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the “Genocide Convention”), the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols.

Moreover, the country violated intransgressible principles of international humanitarian law and other norms of general international law about the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly the Gaza Strip,” the report stated.

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Nicaragua in its Nicaragua vs. Germany case application states that “each and every Contracting Party to the Genocide Convention has a duty under the Convention to do everything possible to prevent the commission of genocide.”

Moreover, it has been argued that Germany is complicit in providing political, financial, diplomatic, and military support to execute the genocide, particularly in the overcrowded enclave.

Furthermore, it has requested emergency measures such as requiring Germany to reverse its decision of defunding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Rules of Court

In the Nicaragua vs. Germany case, provisional measures have been requested under Article 41 of the Statute of the Court and Articles 73, 74, and 75 of the Rules of Court.

Nevertheless, an interim stance under Article 74 of the Rules of Court has been requested from the Court by the applicant before dealing with in-depth legal and technical details of the said case.


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