2023 January 22 – Deutsche Welle: Herero and Nama file suit against genocide agreement

Screenshot Deutsche Welle report Joint Declaration lawsuit representatives Herero Nama Namibia

Herero and Nama file suit against genocide agreement

Daniel Pelz
January 22, 2023

A lawsuit has been filed against Namibia’s agreement with Germany to recognize the colonial-era genocide of the Herero and Nama. Representatives claim that it’s illegal because descendants are not directly compensated.

One of Namibia’s top lawyers is taking on his country’s heavyweights. Patrick Kauta’s lawsuit, “Bernadus Swartbooi v. Speaker of the National Assembly,” takes aim at the president, government, speaker of parliament, parliament and attorney general.

Herero and Nama representatives announced last Friday (20/01) they had filed a lawsuit against the Joint Declaration with Germany.

The charge is just as powerful: According to the claim, which has been obtained by DW, the joint declaration by Germany and Namibia on the genocide of the Herero and Nama people between 1904 and 1908, in what was then the colony of German Southwest Africa, is illegal. (…)”


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