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Germany V Italy: Greece Intervening

Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v Italy: Greece intervening), Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 2012, p.99: State Immunity for Armed Forces is Absolute, Even for War Crimes

In Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v Italy: Greece intervening), the International Court of Justice confirmed that state immunity protects a state for the actions of its armed forces, even if they commit war crimes and even if their victims have no other remedy. In doing so, it condemned the Italian courts’ activist approach in assisting victims of World War 2 atrocities left out of Germany’s official compensation schemes.
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