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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Tribunal of International Composition in the Saar

Thomas Giegerich, Laura Katharina Woll

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 February 2024

History of international law — Equity — International courts and tribunals, procedure

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 ‘The Saar’ (‘la Sarre’), as it was called in the ‘Text relating to the Tribunal of International Composition in the Saar’ of 1956, constituted a bone of contention between France and Germany both after the First World War and the Second World War because of its rich coal mines and important steel industry (NN, 1956a, 606 ff). Having twice been separated from Germany and given the status of a non-sovereign entity in 1920 and 1946, the large majority of the Saar population opted to remain part of Germany in the referenda of both 1935 and 1955 (Schwietzke, 2008,...
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