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In: Current Issues in Human Rights and International Relations
In: The International Criminal Court: Contemporary Challenges and Reform Proposals
Author: Carla Ferstman

Victims should be fully involved in the process of determining what icc reparations regime would be most appropriate for addressing mass atrocities and war crimes. Fostering victims’ agency through the reparations process is itself the first step to restoring what they have lost—their dignity, their voice.

In: Contemporary Issues Facing the International Criminal Court
In: Reparations for Victims of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity
Author: Carla Ferstman

In recent years, UN peacekeepers have been accused of several mass torts causing significant injury to host populations. Using the International Law Commission’s Draft Articles on the Responsibility of International Organizations as a backdrop, this article charts the efforts taken by host populations to seek reparation for the harms they suffered and the responses of the UN to arguments about their institutional liability and the consequential obligations to afford reparation. The author argues that the misapplication of the lex specialis principle has been central to the UN’s avoidance strategies.

In: International Organizations Law Review
Systems in Place and Systems in the Making. Second Revised Edition
Reparations for Victims of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity: Systems in Place and Systems in the Making provides a rich tapestry of practice in the complex and evolving field of reparations, which cuts across law, politics, psychology and victimology, among other disciplines.
Ferstman and Goetz bring their long experiences with international organizations and civil society groups to bear. This second edition, which comes a decade after the first, contains updated information and many new chapters and reflections from key experts. It considers the challenges for victims to pursue reparations, looking from multiple angles at the Holocaust restitution movement and more recent cases in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. It also highlights the evolving practice of international courts and tribunals.
First published in a hardbound edition, this second, fully revised and updated edition, is now available in paperback.