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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]


Attila Tanzi

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 01 October 2023

Foreign relations law — Reparations — Restitution — Responsibility of states

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The term ‘restitution’, in its broader sense, may be considered as a synonym for reparation (Reparations), taken to encompass all the measures which an injured State may expect from the State responsible of an internationally wrongful act (State Responsibility) in order to ‘wipe out all the consequences of the illegal act and reestablish the situation which would, in all probability, have existed if that act had not been committed’ (Factory at Chorzów 47; Arrest Warrant of 11 April 2000 [Democratic Republic of the Congo v Belgium] 76). Under a narrower view, the...
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