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What is Reparation?
What is Reparation

Reparation is a principle of law that has existed for centuries, referring to the obligation of a wrongdoing party to...REPARATIONS

Claim Reparation

International Justice Day is a reminder of the urgency for all States to ensure their support for the Rome Statute...JURISPRUDENCE

Rome Statute
Forms of Reparation

Dictators unsuccessfully claimed immunity from prosecution for crimes against humanity and war...ROME STATUTE

Human Rights

The Rights and Responsibility of individuals, groups and organs of society to promote and protect universally....HUMAN RIGHTS

State Practices

Human rights law, humanitarian law and the international law recognizes that States bear the primary responsibility to acknowledge and address systematic human rights violations against victim to respect and ensure effective reparations that encompasses restitution, compensation, rehabilitation, satisfaction and guarantees of non-repetition. Reparations publicly affirm that victims are rights-holders entitled to redress. It also recalls the responsibilities of States to end impunity and to prosecute those responsible...MORE

International Criminal Court (ICC)

The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. The ICC is an independent international organisation, and is not part of the United Nations system. Its seat is at The Hague in the Netherlands. Although the Court’s expenses are funded primarily by States Parties, it also receives voluntary contributions from governments...MORE

“Sometimes 'Reparation' does not change the situation, but it changes our attitude towards the situation and gives us hope which changes our entire lives.” ‘UAE Judgment For Sale

The Case for Justice

Why pursue transitional justice in the aftermath of massive human rights violations? “The Case for Justice” provides a window into the debate about the relevance of transitional justice in today’s world. The complexity of this debate is best illustrated by the different myths that abound within it. Some contend transitional justice is “soft justice,” an alternative to pursuing criminal justice in the wake of mass atrocities or repression; others equate it solely with criminal trials, fully focused on perpetrators. Some view it as a key obstacle to reaching successful peace...MORE

Treaty Affairs

The Division for Treaty Affairs is one of four divisions of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Division is headed by a Director, who is accountable to the Executive Director of UNODC. The work of the Division is organized in the following sub-entities: 1. Treaty and Legal Affairs Branch, 2. Terrorism Prevention Branch, 3. Secretariat of the International Narcotics Control Board. The objectives of the Division for Treaty Affairs, pursued in close coordination with other divisions of UNODC and with other partners...MORE