Dealing With the Past: Survivors’ Perspectives on Economic Reparations in Argentina

2015N. Sveaass and A.M. Sønneland

The right to redress for victims of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide is soundly established as a right under international law, including both the right to an “effective remedy” and to “reparation”. Reparation refers to ways in which the victim can be restored, and it may be understood as attempts to reestablish dignity, recreate a sense of balance, and reconstruct a life after human rights violations. In this article, the experiences of persons affected by gross human rights violations during the dictatorship in Argentina, with regard to economic reparations for their suffering and losses, are explored.

Key wordsConvention against Torture / torture / torture prevention