Monday, February 2, 2009

Collins: Reflections on Holocaust Claims in International Law

Lawrence Collins (Court of Appeal of England and Wales) has posted Reflections on Holocaust Claims in International Law (Israel Law Review, Vol. 41, p. 402, 2008). Here's the 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.