Reflections on Holocaust Claims in International Law

Israel Law Review, Vol. 41, pp. 402-442, 2008

Hebrew University International Law Research Paper No. 11-09

42 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2009

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Lawrence Collins

Court of Appeal of England and Wales

Date Written: January 27, 2009

Abstract

More than 60 years after the end of the war, this is still a contemporary issue. Hardly a day goes by without some aspects of Holocaust related claims being reported in the newspapers. In what follows I provide an overview of the claims which have been made and settled; outline some of the legal issues of international law and foreign relations law which have arisen, especially the role of international law in the claims, the effect of state immunity on the claims, and the question of justiciability; and conclude by raising, although perhaps not answering, some of the ethical issues which have arisen.

This Article is the edited text of the Lionel Cohen lecture delivered at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in May 2007.

Keywords: WW2, Holocaust, International Law, Foreign Relations Law, State Immunity, Justiiciability, Ethics.

Suggested Citation

Collins, Lawrence, Reflections on Holocaust Claims in International Law (January 27, 2009). Israel Law Review, Vol. 41, pp. 402-442, 2008; Hebrew University International Law Research Paper No. 11-09. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1333637

Lawrence Collins (Contact Author)

Court of Appeal of England and Wales ( email )

London
Great Britain

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