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Reparation for Victims of Armed Conflict: Impulses from the Max Planck Trialogues

Marxsen, Christian and Peters, Anne and Beinlich, Leander and Brachthauser, Franziska and Ferstman, Carla and Furuya, Shuichi and Lo Giacco, Letizia and Haffner, Anton and Hartwig, Matthias and van den Herik, Larissa and Hofmann, Rainer and Kazazi, Mojtaba and Langmack, Fin-Jasper and Moser, Carolyn and Neumann, Thore and Sandoval, Clara Lucia and Sperfeldt, Christoph and Wood, Sir Michael and Wuehler, Norbert (2018) Reparation for Victims of Armed Conflict: Impulses from the Max Planck Trialogues. Discussion Paper. Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2018-19.

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The international law on reparation for victims of armed conflict is complex. Numerous subfields of international law are involved, among them international human rights law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and the law on State responsibility. In addition to this complexity, reparation-related questions are often highly politically charged. They are focal points of contestation about moral values, different conceptions of justice, and approaches to international law, including the status of the individual human being in this order. Against this backdrop, the collection of short essays explores whether and under which circumstances individuals have a right to reparation under international law. The introduction unpacks the legal dimensions and identifies the currently most controversial issues. One set of essays then analyses, from different angles, whether a right to reparation for individuals exists as a matter of law. Another set recounts experiences with the implementation of reparation mechanisms and discusses the challenges. A third group of essays addresses the role of domestic courts. The essays (‘impulses’) are one outcome of the Max Planck Trialogue workshop on reparation for victims of armed conflict, held in November 2017 in Berlin.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: Source info: Heidelberg Journal of International Law, Forthcoming
Uncontrolled Keywords: Right to reparation; the individual in international law; international humanitarian law; international human rights law; international criminal law; State responsibility; reparations; ICJ; state claims
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 18 May 2021 09:48
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:47

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