ITALY BROUGHT TO THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE BY GERMANY FOR VIOLATING PRINCIPLE OF STATE IMMUNITY

Italy brought Germany into its national court and advanced claims against the country for its intervention in Italy and Greece during the Second World War. Italy considered that Germany owes the victims and their family of the crimes. In response, Germany brought Italy into the International Court of Justice and argued that Italy had no right to try this case in its national court since it was an international matter. Germany argued that Italy violated the principle of state immunity.

The ICJ is currently debating on the jurisdiction of the granting of state immunity to Germany in this case.

By Maria Andrada Pavel, Radio Canada