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 – …

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Fine-tuning the ICC’s Reparations Regime: Appeals Chamber Decision on Reparations in Lubanga Case

Many thanks to my SIM colleagues Dr Brianne McGonigle Leyh, Co-Director PILPG-NL, and Julie Fraser, Legal Adviser PILPG-NL for allowing me to reproduce their blog post below on the Appeals Decision on reparations in the Lubanga case. The post was first posted on the Public International Law and Policy Group blog. The Public International Law & Policy …

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Interview with Luc Walleyn, victims’ representative in the case against Martina Johnson

On 19th September 2014, it was reported that Martina Johnson had been arrested in Belgium on suspicion of having committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during the armed conflict in Liberia in the 1990s. Martina Johnson was the head of the heavy artillery unit for the rebel group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL). …

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News Roundup – 22 September 2014

HRW Report: Lessons from specialized war crimes units in France, Germany and the Netherlands (see here for report). Small Arms Survey Report: Searching for Stability: Perceptions of Security, Justice, and Firearms in Libya (see here for report). Chatham House Event: Reporting undercover in Syria (transcript of interview and Q&A) Syrian Kurdish fighters halt Islamic State …

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News Roundup – 2 December 2013

Taliban urge Afghan president to reject security deal.  Attacks rise on aid workers in Afghanistan.  UN implicates Bashir Al-Assad in Syria war crimes.  Nigeria crisis: Boko Haram attack Maiduguri airbase.  Nigeria’s Boko Haram uses ‘child soldiers’.  Access to justice and reparations for victims of sexual violence in the DRC.  Malaria cases soar in former DRC …

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Guest post by Diana Contreras-Garduno: “Passing the buck: the ICC Trial Chamber’s approach in Lubanga Reparations decision”

I am very pleased to introduce Diana Contreras-Garduño from Utrecht University’s Netherlands Institute of Human Rights as the first ‘guest blogger’ on the Armed Groups and International Law blog.   Diana is a colleague of mine at Utrecht University’s Netherlands Institute of Human Rights and is conducting PhD research on the victims’ right to benefit from remedies and reparations …

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News Roundup – 15 August

Defence opens case in Bemba war crimes trial at ICC  Q&A on ICC Landmark Decision on Reparations for Victims by Redress. Mali Army Says Regional Intervention Only Welcome in North of Country Liberia arrests 6 following attack in Ivory Coast, denies that fighters came from Liberia Mimicking al Qaeda, militant threat grows in Sinai Kurdish …

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News Roundup – 8 August 2012

Reuters reports mixed feelings among rebel ranks about Islamist foreign fighters. Tensions arise over Iranian hostages.  Scars of separation as Kashmir insurgency winds down.  ICC issues first decision on reparations for victims in the Lubanga case.  Egypt launches airstrikes on Sinai after troop massacre.  Syria Crisis: Cyber war and disinformation growing.  Kagame and Kabila fail …

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