Tuesday, 7 February 2012

At last when do the slaughterers pay?

On 3 February the International Court of Justice Hague decided on the compensation of victims of German atrocities in Distomo case.
It supported the positions of Germany, which appealed the decision of an Italian court, which gave German State property in Italy to the victims of German atrocities of Distomo as compensation.

The decision was expected. Nobody had the illusion that the court could condemn the "bosses" of Europe. A decision confirming the rule. The law of the strong applies in this case too.
However much rhetoric, perhaps, questions emerge from this story:

1. When will finally the role of the conscience of the court should overrule the interests of the powerful?

2. does impunity create or not fertile ground for new tragedies?

3. does this decision strengthens or weakens the role of this court?

4. and at last when do the slaughterers get punished?battle is lost  but the war continues.

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