Ovaherero, Nama attend genocide reparations case in New York

Ovaherero, Nama attend genocide reparations case in New York

Over 30 Ovaherero and Nama people are attending the genocide reparations court case in the Federal District Court in New York.
The group demands the court to award them for damages carried out by Germany during the 1904 to 1908 period.
In a turn of events, the group added that the court rule that their exclusion from the ongoing talks between the Namibian and German governments on reparation and an apology, be declared a violation of international law.
The hearing is scheduled for Thursday at 17:00 Namibian time before Judge Laura Taylor Swain.
The delegation is headed by Ombara Otjitambi, Vekuii Rukoro and Nama Chief Johannes Isaack.
The group filed a federal class action lawsuit seeking damages for the genocide of 1904-1908 and a court order enjoining Germany to include them in the current negotiations, between Germany and Namibia, concerning the genocide.
It is not certain if German representatives will attend the court case, as they recently asked the court to set the case aside.