The right to reparation for victims of armed conflict
The grey zone : civilian protection between human rights and the laws of war
Oxford [etc.] : Hart, 2018
This chapter explores some of the main challenges victims of armed conflict face in obtaining reparations, citing a variety of case examples. If the right to reparation for victims of armed conflict exists as a matter of law, the author notes that the saying of the law is disconnected from what happens in practice. She argues that the difficulties lie in the limited standing for victims to pursue claims to assert their interests, but also in the absence of rules regarding 'second-best' remedies and reparations, as alternatives to 'full' reparation.