Redress and reparation for victims of armed conflict : a critical review of pactice in 2013
The war report : armed conflict in 2013
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
This chapter reviews reparation for victims of armed conflict in light of most recent practice. Section A opens with an overview of the international legal framework surrounding the individual right to reparation for victims of armed conflict under international law, highlighting the most recent treaties and case law that support the existence of this right. The portential obligation of non-state actors to provide reparation is also addressed. Section B looks at the scope of the right to reparation and the different forms of reparation that exist. Given important developments in recognition of a right to reparation for victims of armed conflcit, Section C explores whether such a right is currently enforced and, if not, what are the main obstacles preventing victims from receiving full reparation. Section D offers a critical review of 2013 practice in relation to reparation in three states : Afganistan, Colombia, and Democratic Republic of Congo.