Article (Scientific journals)
Remedy for unjust wars in Europe: The Cyprus v. Turkey just satisfaction case
Pichou, Maria
2015In Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, 9 (2), p. 387-396
Peer reviewed


Full Text
Pichou Maria - Postprint.pdf
Author postprint (1.05 MB)

All documents in ORBilu are protected by a user license.

Send to


Keywords :
European Court of Human Rights; Just satisfaction claims; Interstate disputes
Abstract :
[en] The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) is the longest standing international human rights court. Since its establishment in 1959, it has delivered about 18,000 judgments. The court’s case law on applications lodged by individuals against member states to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) abounds and much has been written on its role in promoting the protection of human rights in Europe and establishing a European public order. Interstate cases however, are by comparison scarce. Only five judgments have been delivered by the Court so far. Two of them were delivered on the Cyprus v. Turkey (IV) case, the first in 2001 and the second in 2014 (Just Satisfaction case). The latter is considered to represent the most crucial contribution to European peace in the history of the court, as highlighted by the two concurring judges. This review analyses whether this superlative is apt. The Cyprus v. Turkey (IV) just satisfaction case is of particular importance for a number of reasons. It is the first time that the ECtHR awarded just satisfaction in an inter-state case. Second, it is the first time that the ECtHR accepted satisfaction claims in an inter-state dispute that was fuelled by the military invasion and occupation of one member state by another. Third, the ECtHR advanced an analytical distinction of interstate cases in order to assess just satisfaction claims. Finally, by drawing from international law sources, the ECtHR developed the admissibility criteria for assessing the passage of time for such just satisfaction claims.
Research center :
Research Unit in Law
Disciplines :
European & international law
Author, co-author :
Pichou, Maria ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Law Research Unit
External co-authors :
Language :
Title :
Remedy for unjust wars in Europe: The Cyprus v. Turkey just satisfaction case
Publication date :
September 2015
Journal title :
Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law
Publisher :
Carswell, Ottawa, Canada
Volume :
Issue :
Pages :
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Funders :
Available on ORBilu :
since 09 June 2015


Number of views
160 (26 by Unilu)
Number of downloads
70 (9 by Unilu)


Similar publications

Contact ORBilu