German Interests in Polish Upper Silesia Cases
Matthias Hartwig, Ignaz Seidl-Hohenveldern
- Human rights — Expropriation — Remedies
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 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,...