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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Reparation Commission (Versailles Treaty)

Jean-Louis Halpérin

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 September 2022

World War I to World War II — Reparations — Responsibility of states — Peace treaties

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 Reparation Commission was created by Article 233 Treaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany, 1919 (‘Versailles Treaty’) in order to fix the amount of compensation owed by Germany to the Allied Powers as a result of damage during the First World War (Versailles Peace Treaty (1919)). The Commission was conceived as a means to refer the complex question of the reparations to an Inter-Allied Commission endowed with the power to decide the amount, the schedule of German payments, and the possible restructuring of this debt. The whole...
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