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Part III Important Themes in Armed Conflicts in 2013, 14 Redress and reparation for victims of armed conflict: a critical review of practice in 2013

Valentina Cadelo

From: The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2013

Edited By: Stuart Casey-Maslen

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 May 2023

Armed conflict — Reparations — Restitution
With armed conflicts being a cruel reality of human civilization, redress and reparation for harm suffered is not only essential for victims but should also be seen as a compelling obligation.1 While reparation has been described as a ‘moral imperative seeking to mend what has been broken’,2 one must not forget that reparation is first and foremost a right owed to individuals. International law is fairly clear in this sense. Indeed, it was exactly with this in mind that, in a 2005 landmark resolution, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted the UN Basic...
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