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Part III Procedural Issues, 7 Who May Claim Redress?

From: Remedies in International Human Rights Law (3rd Edition)

Dinah Shelton

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 January 2021

Subject(s):
Economic, social, and cultural rights — Gross violations — Human rights remedies — Remedies — Third party participation — Remedies and costs
When human rights violations occur, the victim of the violation has the right to seek redress through domestic proceedings and, eventually, may have access to an international tribunal. The designation of a ‘victim’ is an international matter and, at a minimum, includes the individual whose right or freedom has been violated. It is generally not necessary that the victim be a national or resident of the defendant state. When the victim is deceased or the injury has consequences for other persons, third parties also may be characterized as direct or indirect...
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