Reparation for Victims of Armed Conflict: Impulses from the Max Planck Trialogues

110 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2018 Last revised: 18 Sep 2018

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Christian Marxsen

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Anne Peters

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Leander Beinlich

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Franziska Brachthauser

Appellate Court of Berlin

Carla Ferstman

University of Essex - School of Law

Shuichi Furuya

Waseda University - School of Law

Letizia Lo Giacco

Lund University, Faculty of Law

Anton Haffner

Free Unviersity of Berlin - Center for Law & Politics

Matthias Hartwig

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Larissa van den Herik

Leiden University

Rainer Hofmann

Goethe University Frankfurt

Mojtaba Kazazi

UCL Louvain

Fin-Jasper Langmack

Institute for International Peace and Security Law

Carolyn Moser

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Thore Neumann

University of Basel, Students

Clara Lucia Sandoval

School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Christoph Sperfeldt

Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, Melbourne Law School

Sir Michael Wood

UN International Law Commission

Norbert Wuehler

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Date Written: September 10, 2018

Abstract

The international law on reparation for victims of armed conflict is complex. Numerous subfields of international law are involved, among them international human rights law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and the law on State responsibility. In addition to this complexity, reparation-related questions are often highly politically charged. They are focal points of contestation about moral values, different conceptions of justice, and approaches to international law, including the status of the individual human being in this order. Against this backdrop, the collection of short essays explores whether and under which circumstances individuals have a right to reparation under international law. The introduction unpacks the legal dimensions and identifies the currently most controversial issues. One set of essays then analyses, from different angles, whether a right to reparation for individuals exists as a matter of law. Another set recounts experiences with the implementation of reparation mechanisms and discusses the challenges. A third group of essays addresses the role of domestic courts. The essays (‘impulses’) are one outcome of the Max Planck Trialogue workshop on reparation for victims of armed conflict, held in November 2017 in Berlin.

Keywords: Right to reparation, the individual in international law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international criminal law, State responsibility

Suggested Citation

Marxsen, Christian and Peters, Anne and Beinlich, Leander and Brachthauser, Franziska and Ferstman, Carla and Furuya, Shuichi and Lo Giacco, Letizia and Haffner, Anton and Hartwig, Matthias and van den Herik, Larissa and Hofmann, Rainer and Kazazi, Mojtaba and Langmack, Fin-Jasper and Moser, Carolyn and Neumann, Thore and Sandoval, Clara Lucia and Sperfeldt, Christoph and Wood, Sir Michael and Wuehler, Norbert, Reparation for Victims of Armed Conflict: Impulses from the Max Planck Trialogues (September 10, 2018). Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2018-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3239462 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3239462

Christian Marxsen (Contact Author)

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
69120 Heidelberg, 69120
Germany

Anne Peters

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
69120 Heidelberg, 69120
Germany

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Leander Beinlich

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
69120 Heidelberg, 69120
Germany

Franziska Brachthauser

Appellate Court of Berlin ( email )

No Address Available

Carla Ferstman

University of Essex - School of Law ( email )

Colchester, Essex CO43SQ
United Kingdom

Shuichi Furuya

Waseda University - School of Law ( email )

1-104 Totsukamachi
Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo, 169-8050
Japan

Letizia Lo Giacco

Lund University, Faculty of Law ( email )

Lilla Gråbrödersgatan 4
Lund
Sweden

Anton Haffner

Free Unviersity of Berlin - Center for Law & Politics ( email )

Germany

Matthias Hartwig

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
69120 Heidelberg, 69120
Germany

Larissa Van den Herik

Leiden University ( email )

Postbus 9500
Leiden, 2300 RA
Netherlands

Rainer Hofmann

Goethe University Frankfurt ( email )

Grüneburgplatz 1
Frankfurt am Main, 60323
Germany

Mojtaba Kazazi

UCL Louvain ( email )

Place Montesquieu, 3
Louvain-la-Neuve, 1348
Belgium

Fin-Jasper Langmack

Institute for International Peace and Security Law ( email )

Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Cologne, 50931
Germany

Carolyn Moser

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
69120 Heidelberg, 69120
Germany

Thore Neumann

University of Basel, Students ( email )

Basel
Switzerland

Clara Lucia Sandoval

School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex ( email )

Colchester, Essex CO43SQ
United Kingdom

Christoph Sperfeldt

Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, Melbourne Law School ( email )

Melbourne, Victoria 3010
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://https://law.unimelb.edu.au/about/staff/christoph-sperfeldt

Sir Michael Wood

UN International Law Commission

New York, NY 10017
United States

Norbert Wuehler

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ( email )

34, chemin des Colombettes
Geneva 20, CH-1211
Switzerland

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