restitutio in integrum


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restitutio in integrum

‘putting things back the way they were’, originally a remedy in Roman law allowing a party to be restored against his own deed. It has now come to be part of the process of RESCISSION of contract in English law and in Scots law. Generally, a party will be allowed to rescind only if he can effect restitutio in integrum. More broadly, representative of the principle of justice which underlies tort and delict and states the object of an award of damages for wrongdoing in so far as money can effect restoration.
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Convergentemente, las normas del derecho internacional de los derechos humanos determinan que en casos como este gravitan sobre los Estados tres deberes fundamentales: I) otorgar a las victimas las reparaciones materiales y honorificas a que tienen derecho de acuerdo con la formula conocida como restitutio in integrum, II) procesar y sancionar a los responsables, III) instrumentar los cambios estructurales que son indispensables a fin de garantizar la no repeticion de los ataques a la dignidad humanidad.
They proceed to note that the result in O'Sullivan actually brought about restitutio in integrum because the account of profits was accompanied by an equitable allowance in favour of the defendants, the effect of which resembled counter-restitution.
In Chapter 13 ('General Principles of Restitutio in Integrum'), the authors contend that the case law reveals two 'heretical approaches' (23) in which the objective of restitutio in integrum has been abandoned in the pursuit of practical justice:
Mexico requested as a remedy the restitutio in integrum, meaning the annulment of the convictions and sentences at issue.
In fact the rationalistic and pre-scientific Aristotelianism, Lullo's hermeneutics, and the kabbalistic Neoplatonism represent different aspects of the analysis of man's status corruptionis after his original sin, and of his longing for restitutio in integrum that, although developed in different forms, always presents the memory function as one of its main active principles.