“There is no foreign independent or impartial forum” in which to file case (except US District Court)

According to an amended complaint filed by lawyers representing Ovaherero and Nama people, Germany “directed and benefited (and continues to benefit) from the genocide of the Ovaherero and Nama peoples and the expropriation of Ovaherero and Nama land, livestock, concession, taxation, and customs rights, human labor, body parts, and other property without compensation in violation of international law.”

Countering Germany’s motion to dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction, the amended complaint asserts that property and wealth stolen from Ovaherero and Nama people have found its way to the USA (as part of Germany’s commercial activities), with negative consequences for the USA and New York, thereby giving the US District Court jurisdiction over the genocide issue.


Amended Class Action Complaint with docket text



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