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International Law of Victims


ISBN13: 9783642281396
Published: July 2012
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Germany
Format: Hardback
Price: £89.50



Despatched in 10 to 12 days.

After having ignored victims, only recently both domestic and international law have begun to pay attention to them. As a consequence, different international norms related to victims have progressively been introduced. These are norms generally characterized by a certain concept from the perspective of victims, as well as by the enumeration of a list of rights to which they are entitle to; rights upon which the international statute of victims is built. In reverse, these catalogues of rights are the states' obligations. Most of these rights are already existent in the international law of human rights. Consequently, they are not new but consolidated rights. Others are strictly linked to victims, concerning the following categories: victims of crime, victims of abuse of power, victims of gross violations of international human rights law, victims of serious violations of international humanitarian law, victims of enforced disappearance, victims of violations of international criminal law and victims of terrorism.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
The International Categories of Victims.
Special Reference to the Victims of Terrorism.
The Existence of Common Elements in the Different Definitions of Victim.
The Rights Recognized to Victims by International Norms: A Previous Question: The Legal Nature of Victims' Rights.
The Catalogue of Rights Afforded to Victims by International Norms.
Conclusions.
Bibliography.
International Norms.
Table of Cases.