Supreme Court strikes down ban on anti-German prosecutions

Italian victims of Nazi war crimes can sue for reparations

(ANSA) - Rome, October 22 - Italy's Constitutional Court on Wednesday struck down a ban on civil prosecutions against Germany, in essence opening the door for Italian victims of Nazi war crimes to seek reparations.
    The principle of state immunity from civil prosecutions lodged in other countries does not apply to war crimes and crimes against humanity, the Court said.
    This means Italian victims of Nazi war crimes can now sue for compensation from Germany.
   

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