Principles of Reparations at the International Criminal Court: Assessing Alternative Approaches

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2022-06

Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2022-03

45 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2022

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Tomas Hamilton

University of Amsterdam - University of Amsterdam Faculty of Law; University of Amsterdam - Rethinking SLIC Project; University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law

Goran Sluiter

University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Law; Rethinking SLIC Project

Date Written: February 23, 2022

Abstract

The system of reparations for victims at the International Criminal Court has been a heavily contested area of the Court’s mandate since the negotiation of the Rome Statute. The present chapter aims to offer a few critical reflections on the ICC’s law and practice on reparations and to reiterate the concerns of other scholars that the Court’s approach may have more to do with charitable donation than being persuasively rooted in a solid system of civil accountability.

Keywords: international criminal law, international criminal procedure, international criminal court, reparations, victim participation, ntaganda, lubanga, katanga, al madhi, bemba

JEL Classification: K14, K33, K41, K42, K4

Suggested Citation

Hamilton, Tomas and Sluiter, Goran, Principles of Reparations at the International Criminal Court: Assessing Alternative Approaches (February 23, 2022). Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2022-06, Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2022-03, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4042098 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4042098

Tomas Hamilton

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