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UN court ruling on Nazi war crime victims ‘a setback for rights’

Headline Title:  UN court ruling on Nazi war crime victims ‘a setback for rights’ 03 February 2012 A decision by the United Nations’ top legal body that Italy was wrong to allow action through its courts to seek compensation from Germany for Nazi-era war crimes is a setback for human rights, Amnesty International said today.Today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) confirms that Germany has legal immunity from being sued for reparations in foreign courts by victims of Nazi war crimes, in breach of their human rights.“This is an astonishing ruling. Today the ICJ has…

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