State responsibility and the individual : reparation in instances of grave violations of human rights

edited by Albrecht Randelzhofer and Christian Tomuschat

This text reviews the modern tendency to recognize individuals aggrieved by a (grave) violation of their rights as holders of claims to reparation directly under international law. Indeed, the European as well as the American Convention on Human Rights empower the relevant Courts to grant appropriate compensation to any person whose complaint is successful. The book shows that under general international law, however, this tendency still lacks solid foundations, although a draft declaration currently pending before the UN Human Rights Commission ("van Boven Principles") would confirm the individual's entitlement to reparation as a matter of international law. The volume draws attention to some US Courts who have already tried to entertain suits against foreign States in instances of egregious human rights violations. At first glance, it argues, this seems to be a big step forward, strengthening significantly the regime of human rights.

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  • Foreword. Individual Reparation Claims in Instances of Grave Human Rights Violations: The Position under General International Law
  • C. Tomuschat. Individual Reparation Claims under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: The Practice of the Human Rights Committee
  • E. Klein. Compensation for Human Rights Violations: The Practice of the Past Decade in the Americas
  • W.M. Reisman. Individual Reparation Claims under the European Convention on Human Rights
  • M. Pellonpaa. International Obligations to Provide for Reparation Claims? R. Pisillo-Mazzeschi. Reparation for Human Rights Violations Committed by the Apartheid Regime in South Africa
  • L. Fernandez. The United Nations Compensation Commission
  • N. Wuhler. The Legal Position of the Individual under Present International Law
  • A. Randelzhofer. Rehabilitation and Compensation of Victims of Human Rights Violations Suffered in East Germany (1945-1990)
  • B. Fassbender. Documentary Annex. Table of Cases. Participants.

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書名 State responsibility and the individual : reparation in instances of grave violations of human rights
著作者等 Randelzhofer, Albrecht
Tomuschat, Christian
出版元 M. Nijhoff Publishers;sold and distributed in North, Central and South America by Kluwer Law International
刊行年月 c1999
ページ数 xiii, 296 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9041111476
NCID BA42359608
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ