Nicaragua sues Germany for supporting genocide in Gaza
Nicaragua sues Germany for supporting genocide in Gaza

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced that, this April 8, preliminary hearings will begin in relation to the lawsuit filed by Nicaragua against Germany, for promoting genocide in Gaza.

“The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the main judicial body of the United Nations, is holding public hearings on the request for indication of provisional measures presented by Nicaragua in the case of Nicaragua vs. Germany on April 8 and 9, 2024, at Peace Palace in The Hague, seat of the Court,” reads the ICJ website.

Furthermore, the ICJ detailed: The session “will be held under the presidency of Judge Nawaf Salam , president of the Court.”

Nicaragua sues Germany for supporting genocide in Gaza

Nicaragua sued Germany before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), accusing it of supporting Israel with full knowledge that its military equipment would be used to commit serious “violations” of international law in the Gaza Strip.

Likewise, Nicaragua emphasized that Germany, with its political, financial and military support for Israel, was aware of the serious violations of international law that were being committed.

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In that sense, despite requests to stop the supply of weapons to Israel, Germany has persisted in these actions, which led Nicaragua to take legal measures to guarantee respect for fundamental international treaties and customary international law.

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Prior to the lawsuit, Nicaragua had sent a communication to Germany, urging to “immediately stop the supply of weapons, ammunition, technology and/or components to Israel and reminding it of its obligations under international law” according to an official statement from the Latin American nation.