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Expropriation of Adolf Hitler’s Birthplace: Justified under the Special Historic Responsibility of Austria

Austrian Constitutional Court Judgment of 30 June 2017, G 53/2017

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From the journal ICL Journal


The building in Braunau am Inn in which Adolf Hitler was born was privately owned until its expropriation at the beginning of 2017. The former owner believed the expropriation to be unconstitutional and filed a complaint before the Austrian Constitutional Court. The Constitutional Court denied that there was an infringement either of the Right to a Fair Trial under Art 6 ECHR or the Right to Property under Art 5 StGG and Art 1 1. Protocol to the ECHR and found the Law on Expropriation to be constitutional.

Published Online: 2018-4-14
Published in Print: 2018-4-25

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