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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Reparations

Dinah Shelton

Subject(s):
Reparation — Belligerence — Responsibility of states — Compensation — Reparations — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Armed conflict — Prisoners of war

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

1 Reparation means recompense given to one who has suffered legal injury at the hands of another; to make amends, provide restitution , or give satisfaction or compensation for a wrong inflicted; it also refers to the thing done or given to the injured party. Restitution is restoring to the rightful owner something that has been wrongfully taken; it also means returning an injured party to a condition or situation that would have obtained had no wrongful act been committed. Compensation is usually money, but also refers to other materials or goods given as an...
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