Sat, Nov. 17, 2007

Immunity for Turkey

CK - Washington.   An appellate court in the social matters branch, Hessisches Landessozialgericht, dismissed a complaint against Turkey or Turkish pension carriers by former Turkish citizens who became Germans, on the basis of sovereign immunity. The November 12, 2007 decision should appear soon on the website of the court. No-nonsense blog Recht und Alltag summarizes press release 39/07, in the matter L 2 AR 7/06.

The substantive issue is whether Turkey may refuse former Turkish citizens pension payments supposedly earned through their contributions to the Turkish social security system. Germany and Turkey differ on the interpretation of a bilateral social security agreement that the two nations concluded in 1964.


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