US Supreme Court upholds the dismissal of a genocide lawsuit by the High Court

US Supreme Court upholds the dismissal of a genocide lawsuit by the High Court
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The Namibian

The United States Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a genocide lawsuit by the High Court.
The United Supreme Court declined to hear a petition to revive the lawsuit filed in 2017, seeking damages from Germany for attrocities committed between 1904-1908 against the OvaHerero and Nama communities.
US High Court dismissed the lawsuit on the grounds that a proposed class seeking to represent the members and descendants of the Nama and OvaHerero people could not overcome Germany's sovereign immunity.
Germany was declared immune in terms of the Foreign Service Immunity Act.
The plaintiffs also could not prove that Germany used money accumulated from the colonial era to purchase property in New York.
The OvaHerero/Nama leaders are yet to respond to the decision of the US Supreme Court.