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Reparations for Gross Human Rights Violations in Africa -The Great Lakes

Sarkin, Jeremy
June 4, 2015

Source: (2007) In Max du Plessis and Stephen Pete, ed., Repairing the Past? International Perspectives on Reparations for Gross Human Rights Abuses. Oxford, UK: Intersentia. Pp. 197-228.

“…This chapter will focus on three countries in the Great Lakes region: Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Other countries in the region will be touched upon in passing partly because issues relevant to these countries directly affect the States which are the main focus of this chapter. In the domestic context, what has occurred in these countries will be examined to determine what has been done to provide reparations, and what types of reparations are under discussion, recommended or legislated. The role of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as well as the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) will also be discussed, with a focus on their ability to provide restitution both to countries and victims in light of two recent decisions of the ICJ and decisions emanating from the ICTR.” (abstract)


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