June 8, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on Sunday agreed to create a truth commission to investigate the deaths of thousands of people in the last five decades of the country's conflict. During negotiations in Havana, Cuba, the government and FARC agreed to ...[read more]
June 28, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On June 28, 2007, the Japanese Sapporo High Court dismissed a lawsuit from a group of Chinese plaintiffs claiming they were forced into slave labor in mines and factories during World War II. The judge found that the plaintiffs were illegally detained and transported to Japan for labor, but ...[read more]
June 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Although the ICC's name implies exclusivity, it is one of many international criminal tribunals. Several permanent international tribunals dealing in civil matters have also developed, ranging from the Permanent Court of Arbitration to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to the World ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by Dan Taglioli
Philippines President Benigno Aquino III on Monday signed legislation to compensate the victims of human rights abuses committed 27 years ago under the regime of former president Ferdinand Marcos. The Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013 will allocate 10 billion pesos (USD ...[read more]
October 31, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Amnesty International (AI) called Wednesday for reparations and greater recognition for the victims of sexual violence during the Bosnian Civil War. The briefing paper calls on the Republika Srpska (RS) to recognize that widespread sexual violence occurred during the war and to take steps to ...[read more]
August 7, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Tuesday that it would begin implementation of a plan to provide reparations to the victims of convicted war criminal Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. Funds will be collected for the court by Trust Fund for Victims based on reparation claims by victims, and ...[read more]
June 7, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Kenneth Gallant of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law says that the sentencing of Charles Taylor should have included the provision of reparations for his victims, and that the prosecution ought to raise this issue on appeal...The ...[read more]
February 3, 2012
by Katherine Getty
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday ruled that Germany has immunity from claims brought in foreign courts by victims of the Nazi regime. The Court found that a 2008 decision by Italy's Supreme Court violated Germany's sovereign rights by allowing an Italian national to seek ...[read more]
November 17, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi Tuesday remanded to state court the Mississippi attorney general's lawsuit against the administrator of the British Petroleum (BP) $20 billion Deepwater Horizon oil spill reparations fund, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility ( ...[read more]
September 29, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On September 29, 2010, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) agreed to adopt a report criticizing Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound flotilla and finding the country committed various violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. The UNHRC also adopted the conclusions relating to ...[read more]

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