Monday, August 8, 2011
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has announced that it will hold public hearings in the matter of The Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy) (Greece Intervening) from September 12-16, 2011 in the Peace Palace at the Hague. More information may be found in this press release.
Germany initiated this proceeding in 2008 because Italian courts were entertaining suits against Germany by private persons alleging harm suffered during World War II. Germany claims that as a sovereign state, it should be immune from such suits in Italian courts.