Making sense of a duty for non-State armed groups to provide reparations

Making sense of a duty for non-State armed groups to provide reparations

Reparations by non-State armed groups: why does it matter? Exploring whether and how non-State armed groups (NSAGs), as collective duty bearers, might contribute to reparations for their violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) might appear far-fetched to some or even controversial to others. However, recent developments show that the present-day realities of armed conflicts – which are predominantly non-international in nature – have required the international community and other actors to address these challenging questions. Telling examples can be found in the work of the UN Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen (para. 867-8), and in the implementation of the …

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