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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Satisfaction

Cristina Hoss

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 October 2020

Subject(s):
Foreign relations law — Responsibility of states — Remedies — Reparations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 In general public international law, the term ‘satisfaction’ describes a particular form of reparation in the law of State responsibility. This particular reparation is deemed to repair immaterial damages—as opposed to material damages—caused by an internationally wrongful act, since ‘full reparation’ is a principle that has long been recognized.2 Full reparation was described in the following terms by the Permanent Court of International Justice in the case concerning the Factory at Chorzow:The essential principle contained in the actual notion of an illegal...
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