Sketches for a reparation scheme: How could a German-Italian fund for the IMIs work?

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Given the deadlock in the current negotiations between Germany and Italy and the unavailability of judicial remedies for the victims, the two states could set up a reparation scheme. This chapter sketches some of the main features of such a hypothetical scheme, considering existing internal or international arrangements in the context of transitional justice (the Foundation ‘Remembrance, Responsibility and Future’ (Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft) scheme; the Australian DART scheme; the deal between Japan and South Korea on reparations to ‘comfort women’; the US/French schemes for reparations and restitution to holocaust victims; the Eritrea/Ethiopia reparations scheme; and the Iraq/Kuwait scheme). In particular, the emphasis is on the system of identification of the eligible victims, the question of financing and the fate of pending and future judicial claims. Assuming the states’ willingness to explore this project, the chapter outlines some of the ways the scheme could operate in practice, drawing from existing models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRemedies against Immunity?
Subtitle of host publicationReconciling International and Domestic Law after the Italian Constitutional Court’s Sentenza 238/2014
EditorsValentina Volpe, Anne Peters, Stefano Battini
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9783662623046
ISBN (Print)9783662623039
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameBeiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht
ISSN (Print)0172-4770


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