Nicaragua spoke out about the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which gives effect to the lawsuit against Germany.

Nicaragua highlights that the ICJ decided that the lawsuit process against Germany continues.

Nicaragua highlighted that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) decided in favor of continuing with the process of the lawsuit filed against Germany for supporting Israel’s genocide in Gaza through the supply of weapons.

“The Court rejected Germany’s request to dismiss the case due to lack of jurisdiction, which is why the process that involves a review of Germany’s conduct before it reduced its material support to Israel, among other points, will continue,” the Government of Nicaragua emphasized in its official statement.

Nicaragua recognizes ICJ decision

Likewise, the government statement of the Latin American nation cited: “The Government of Reconciliation and National Unity wishes to express its recognition of the Court’s decision to remind all States of their international obligations with respect to the transfer of weapons to Israel, including Germany.”

In that sense, he argued that “the above reaffirms that no State can ignore its obligations regarding the risk of genocide in Gaza and other violations of international law.”

The ICJ “decided that under current circumstances it was not necessary to use provisional measures, because Germany explained that it had significantly reduced the amount of material to be exported to Israel from 200 million in October 2023 to 1 million in March. 2024, and that no more weapons licenses had been approved,” the Nicaraguan declaration stated.

The government of Nicaragua highlighted that “Germany also declared that it had contributed new funds to UNRWA, which to date have been completely renewed. In that sense, Nicaragua sees with satisfaction the result of its campaign for compliance with Germany’s international obligations, according to these Conventions and the Orders of the Court in the case initiated by South Africa against Israel, in which the risk of genocide in Gaza.”

The statement detailed that the ICJ “ruled on the request for provisional measures requested by Nicaragua against the Federal Republic of Germany for violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. “The Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols, the intransgressible principles of international humanitarian law and other peremptory norms of general international law in relation to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, in particular the Gaza Strip,” read the Nicaraguan statement.

The Republic of Nicaragua ratified “its firm commitment to the Rule of Law at the International Level and the peaceful resolution of disputes between States.”

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“The trial is actually just beginning, now we are in the part where the evidence is being presented, and we will go to the bottom of the case,” said Carlos Argüello, representative of Nicaragua before the ICJ.

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“Germany had said that in October it had been financing (Israel) but that now it had decreased and that the financing practically ceased, so what the Court’s order says is that, if circumstances change, if Germany starts financing again, so we simply went to court again,” Argüello said.