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Part IV The Content of International Responsibility, Ch.42.4 The Different Forms of Reparation: Satisfaction

Eric Wyler, Alain Papaux

From: The Law of International Responsibility

Edited By: James Crawford, Alain Pellet, Simon Olleson, Kate Parlett

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 May 2024

In spite of the imprecision characterizing its current usage and the absence of any precise definition in international law,1 the term ‘satisfaction’ nevertheless designates certain particular forms of responses to wrongfulness, albeit having ill-defined functions. Its role in the law of responsibility for internationally wrongful acts appears at first glance to relate more to the ‘punitive’ or ‘penal’ dimension of that law than to its compensatory or ‘civil’ aspect, that distinction of course not having been institutionalized to the same extent as in municipal...
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