Reparations for violations in armed conflict and the emerging practice of making amends
Bruce Oswald and Bethany Wellington
Routledge handbook of the law of armed conflict
London ; New York : Routledge, 2016
Against the background of recognising the growing importance of making reparations and amends for harm in armed conflicts, this chapter is divided into four sections. Section 1 explores the international law framework that governs reparations for violations in armed conflict. Section 2 considers the challenges confronting the development of this area of law. Section 3 discusses the practice of making amends for harm caused during lawful military actions. Section 4 concludes the chapter and reflects on issues regarding reparations and making amends that require further reflection and research. This chapter does not address the issue of jus ad bellum reparations.