Friday, May 19, 2023

Council of Europe: no statute of limitations for war crimes

The Declaration of the Council of Europe signed in Reykjavik includes provisions that war crimes do not have a statute of limitations. The document, which was also signed by the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, may be an important contribution to seeking reparations and compensation from the German state for World War II.

According to the deputy head of Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Arkadiusz Mularczyk, the declaration not only confirms the unity and solidarity of Europe in the face of Russian aggression, but also sets the course of action for all other countries affected by aggression and creates "serious opportunities for Poland and other countries that were victims of World War II as a result of German aggression. and occupation."