- Table of National Cases
- Table of Treaties, Declarations, and Other International Instruments
- Table of Abbreviations
- Notes on the Contributors
- Moral Philosophy
- Biological Foundations of Human Rights
- Sociology of Human Rights
- The Psychological Foundations of Human Rights
- Anthropology and the Grounds of Human Rights
- The Foundations of Justice and Human Rights in Early Legal Texts and Thought
- General Principles and Constitutions as Sources of Human Rights Law
- The Anti-Slavery Movement and the Rise of International Non-Governmental Organizations
- Diplomatic Protection as a Source of Human Rights Law
- Humanitarian Law as a Source of Human Rights Law
- Social Justice, Rights, and Labour
- The Protection of Minorities under the Auspices of the League of Nations
- Human Dignity
- Democracy and the Rule of Law
- The Law-Making Process: From Declaration to Treaty to Custom to Prevention
- Core Rights and Obligations
- Jus Cogens and Obligations Erga Omnes
- Positive and Negative Obligations
- From Commission to the Council: Evolution of UN Charter Bodies
- The Role and Impact of Treaty Bodies
- The Role of International Tribunals: Law-Making or Creative Interpretation?
- Universality and the Growth of Regional Systems
- National Implementation and Interpretation
- Roles and Responsibilities of Non-State Actors
- Interpretation of Human Rights Treaties
- Enforcing Human Rights Through Economic Sanctions
- Transnational Litigation: Jurisdiction and Immunities
- The Use of International Force to Prevent or Halt Atrocities: From Humanitarian Intervention to the Responsibility to Protect
- Trade Law and Investment Law
- Creating and Applying Human Rights Indicators
- What Outcomes for Victims?
- Human Rights Make a Difference: Lessons from Latin America
Abstract and Keywords
This article examines the redress processes for victims of human rights violations. It explores the outcomes of human rights law from the point of view of victims of human rights violations and evaluates what outcome may be satisfactory for victims. The analysis reveals that while efforts to redress human rights violations have produced a considerable volume of legal instruments, reports, recommendations and programs, what victims have actually received at the end of the day is less impressive. This article highlights the fact that many victims of human rights violations are not able to access any avenue of redress. It also stressed the need for procedural justice and victim-centred approaches in the reparations processes.
Law, Registry of the International Criminal Court
Fiona McKay is a British lawyer who has been the Chief of the Victims Participation and Reparations Section within the Registry of the International Criminal Court since August 2004. Previously she worked in several capacities providing legal services to victims of human rights violations, including serving as director of a legal aid center in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and Deputy Director of the Kurdish Human Rights Project which litigates before the European Court of Human Rights. She has specialized in the right of victims of gross violations of human rights or international humanitarian law to reparation, and international justice in general: she worked at the NGO Redress in London and directed the International Justice Program at Human Rights First in New York.
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