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The Law of International Responsibility edited by Crawford, James; Pellet, Alain; Olleson, Simon; Parlett, Kate

Part IV The Content of International Responsibility, Ch.42.2 The Different Forms of Reparation: Compensation

John Barker

From: The Law of International Responsibility

Edited By: James Crawford, Alain Pellet, Simon Olleson, Kate Parlett

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 July 2019

Compensation is a prevalent remedy, typically in cash or its equivalent, calculated to make good elements of loss of, or injury to, legally protected interests. It is commonly employed where the loss or injury can be quantified in money terms, but can include recognized non-pecuniary injuries, such as emotional trauma associated with violations of human rights. However, the distinction between compensation, on one hand, and ‘moral damage’ to sovereign interests, such as satisfaction, and punitive sanctions involving a monetary element, on the other, is still...
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