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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

German Interests in Polish Upper Silesia Cases

Matthias Hartwig, Ignaz Seidl-Hohenveldern

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 April 2024

Human rights — Expropriation — Remedies

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 In a series of judgments the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ) interpreted the Convention between Germany and Poland relating to Upper Silesia (signed 15 May 1922, entered into force 3 June 1922; 9 LNTS 465; ‘Upper Silesia Convention’) concluded under the auspices of the League of Nations. The judgments concerned two different series of events.2 On 5 March 1915 a contract was concluded between the German Reich and the Bayerische Stickstoffwerke AG, pursuant to which the company undertook to establish and to manage a nitrate factory at Chorzów,...
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