Victims of war and their rights to reparation for violations of international humanitarian law
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Miskolc journal of international law, Vol. 4, no. 2, 2007, p. 1-11
Photocopies. - Bibliographie : p. 10-11
It is a well-established principle of international law tha states bear responsibility for illegal acts attributable to them, and that such responsibility entails a duty to provide reparation. Reparation aims at "eliminating, as far as possible, the consequences of the illegal act and restoring the situation that would have existed if the act had not been committed". This schema applies to all spheres of international law, including international humanitarian law (IHL). Here, however, its application raises a problem relating to the circle of right-holders entitled to reparation. "Does this circle remain limited to states, or does it include also individuals who suffered the actual physical, material or moral harm ?" This is the question that will be dealt with in the current text.