Assessing the contribution of international law to repairing harm
What's law got to do with it?
The international right to reparation aims to alleviate the suffering of victims of international crimes or serious human rights violations. This should contribute to justice and help the reconstruction process of societies that struggle after war, internal conflict and/or political violence. International criminal justice institutions (ICJ) and international human rights procedures (IHRP) were set up to process the right to reparation.
However, neither the impact of the right to reparation on the experience of victims of atrocities nor the mechanisms by which this impact is supposed to be reached have been subjected to much scrutiny; this research fills that gap. More >>