Cover Osteuropa 1-2/2006

In Osteuropa 1-2/2006

A Way Where There Is No Will?
“Soft Law” Agreements as a Means of Non-State Conflict Resolution in Restitution Cases

Claudia von Selle, Ulrich Zschunke

Deutsche Fassung


The legal character and consequences of “soft-law” agreements remain as unclear as ever. That these agreements are more than judicial surrealism is shown by their use. In international commercial law, “soft-law” agreements are now just as established as arbitration. Even in restitution cases, both have proven to be a suitable means of resolving conflicts outside the realms of politics, media and judicial systems.

(Osteuropa 1-2/2006, pp. 383–392)