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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

German Forced Labour Compensation Programme

Roland Bank, Friederike Foltz

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 February 2021

Freedom from slavery or forced labour — Right to property — Prisoners of war — Compensation

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 More than 55 years after the end of World War II, the German Forced Labour Compensation Programme was initiated with a view to granting at least some financial compensation to the victims of injustice committed during the period of the Nazi regime, in particular, by forced labour (see also Compensation for Personal Damages Suffered during World War II; Forced Labour/Slave Labour). The German legislator adopted the Gesetz zur Errichtung einer Stiftung ‘Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft’ (Law on the Creation of a Foundation ‘Remembrance, Responsibility and...
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