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Lubanga and its implications for victims seeking reparations at the International Criminal Court.

Wiersing, Anja
June 4, 2015

Source: (2012) Amsterdam law Forum. 4(3):21-39.

This article explores the implications that the historic yet controversial Lubanga
judgment is likely to have for victims seeking reparations through the International
Criminal Court (ICC). It examines the reparations framework of the ICC, and,
drawing on the outcomes of Lubanga, it outlines some significant obstacles which
the case-based reparations scheme confronts. The article concludes that, while
reparations are a cornerstone of the ICC arrangements, their provisions are riddled
with financial and practical difficulties which, apart from calling into the question
the adequacy of reparations for victims in Lubanga, also raises doubts about the
efficacy of the ICC reparations framework as a whole. (author’s abstract)


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