Reparations for Child Victims of Armed Conflict

State of the Field and Current Challenges

By Francesca Capone

From the foreword by Professor Theo van Boven (Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of Human Rights and Professor Emeritus of International Law at the University of Maastricht):~A leading motive of this study carried out with precision and persuasion is the design of transitional justice processes in law and practice. In many situations the plight of victims and for that matter the plight of child victims in armed conflicts happens to be ignored as inopportune and inconvenient. While relevant international legal framework and applicable mechanisms are developing as part of the process of an assumed humanization of international law, major complexities and shortcomings still abound. The overview of the relevant cases and materials provided in this book helps pave the way for reparations that are effective, adequate, prompt, and in line with the international standards set forth by the CRC and other instruments. This book ultimately strives to highlight the shortcomings of the existing mechanisms and to point out the main issues that need to be improved and/or overcome in pursuance of child victims' redress. Dissertation. (Series: Series on Transitional Justice, Vol. 22) [Subject: Reparations, International Law, Human Rights Law, Tort Law]

Publication Date: 1/26/2017
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781780684383