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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Satisfaction

Cristina Hoss

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 April 2019

Subject(s):
Foreign relations law — Responsibility of states — Remedies — Reparations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 In general public international law, the term ‘satisfaction’ describes a particular form of reparation in the law of State responsibility . This particular reparation is deemed to repair immaterial damages—as opposed to material damages—caused by an internationally wrongful act, since ‘full reparation’ is a principle that has long been recognized. 2 Full reparation was described in the following terms by the Permanent Court of International Justice in the case concerning the Factory at Chorzow: The essential principle contained in the actual notion of an illegal...
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