Critical analysis of victims rights before international criminal justice.
History is regrettably replete with wars and dictatorial regimes that claimed the lives of millions of people. Most of the time the planners were not held accountable for their misdeeds. Fortunately in recent years the idea of people being prosecuted for mass atrocities was launched and debated. The purpose of this study was to propose avenues for promoting respect for victims rights. It examined the rationale of the victims reparation, its evolution, its denial and its rebirth. It canvass victims rights in domestic law especially in the civil law in comparison with international law. It proposed means whereby the international community may better address the issue of victims rights.
School Location:South Africa
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:war victims legal status laws etc reparations restorative justice for historical injustices
Date of Publication:01/01/2006