ICJ Refuses to Indicate Provisional Measures Against Germany

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Saturday, May 11, 2024
Michael Plachta

        On April 30, 2024, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an 15–1 Order rejecting a request by Nicaragua for the indication of provisional measures in connection with claims relating to Germany’s support for Israel in the ongoing Gaza conflict. It is recalled that on March 1, 2024, Nicaragua filed an Application instituting proceedings against Germany concerning alleged violations by Germany of its obligations under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols, “intransgressible principles of international humanitarian law” and other norms of general international law in relation to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly the Gaza Strip.