The Relationship between Inter-State Reparations and Individual Entitlements to Reparation: Some Reflections
Heidelberg Journal of International Law, Forthcoming
3 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2018
Date Written: February 01, 2018
In an inter-state reparations claim, the injured State’s approach to reparations may differ from the vision of injured individuals and communities. Arguably the injured state is duty-bound to optimise its nationals’ rights when they are the intended beneficiaries. But even with the best intentions, it can be hard to do so in practice when there are many victims and multiple points of view of what might be optimal. A state requires latitude to conduct its international affairs. Are victims’ rights to reparation capable of impinging on that latitude, at all?
Keywords: reparations, ICJ, state claims
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