Christos Rozakis, a Greek judge and currently the President of the Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe, held a lecture at the Faculty of Law, Economic and Political Sciences of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki.
Christos Rozakis, who formerly was the first vice-president of the European Court of Human Rights, estimated the decision of the International Court concerning German compensations to Nazi victims during World War II will have a strong influence on the decisions concerning war compensations internationally.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Dutch city of The Hague has confirmed that Germany has legal immunity from being sued in foreign courts by victims of Nazi atrocities committed during World War II.
Rozakis emphasized that the international court rejected Italy’s argument that states’ immunity did not apply in cases of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by one country’s army on the territory of another country. Rozakis concluded that the law was not promoted in this case.