Barriers to Justice: Implementing Reparations for Sexual Violence in the DRC
Physicians for Human Rrights (PHR), Capstone, Colombia SIPA 2013
The final report evaluates reparations awarded by courts in the DRC to survivors of sexual violence, and the extent to which these reparations are being implemented. First, the report introduces the mobile court system and other judicial institutions that address sexual violence, specifically in Eastern DRC. Second, the report examines barriers to the implementation of reparations awarded by these courts. Third, the report offers recommendations to the international community to help ensure the payment of reparations to victims in the DRC and strengthen their access to justice.
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What is reparation?
REDRESS (2012) is a human rights organisation that helps torture survivors obtain justice and reparation. This article gives more information about what reparation means for the survivor.
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Families of Missing Persons in Nepal. A study of their needs
This report sums up the findings of extensive research on the needs of families of missing persons in Nepal. The objective of the report is both to give a voice to the families of persons unaccounted for in relation to the 1996-2006 armed conflict in Nepal, and to provide stakeholders in the peace process under way in Nepal since 2006 with information giving them a better understanding of the families’ needs.
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Senegal: Casamance women speak out
Amnesty International, 2003
Women have paid a particularly heavy price throughout the conflict in Casamance between the Senegalese security forces and the MFDC, which has been ongoing since 1982. During this conflict, in which any civilian may be suspected of supporting the other side at any moment, some women have been taken hostage, others have been kidnapped, raped or threatened with rape.
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Some perspectives on torture victims, reparation and mental recovery
Article2, Paul Dalton IRCTV, AHRC
This article surveys issues related to the pursuit of reparation by victims of torture or their family members. What is the legal right to reparation, and how successfully has it been implemented in different countries?
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Reporting Killings as Human Rights Violations Handbook
Kate Thompson and Camille Giffard,University of Essex, 2002
The Reporting Killings as Human Rights Violations Handbook is a reference guide for anyone who wishes to know how to take action in response to allegations of suspicious deaths. It explains, simply and clearly, how the process of reporting and submitting complaints to international bodies and mechanisms actually works; how to make the most of it: how you might go about documenting allegations, what you can do with the information once it has been collected, how to choose between the various mechanisms according to your particular objectives, and how to present your information in a way which makes it most likely that you will obtain a response.
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The Torture Reporting Handbook
Camille Giffard, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, 2000
This Handbook describes how to document and respond to allegations of torture within the international system for the protection of human rights. Also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.
Survivors Perception of Reparation – REDRESS
It is hoped that this research will act as a first step towards a better understanding of what survivors want and expect from reparation. This in turn will help to make the services offered as effective as possible. The survey details what research has already been undertaken in this area and identifies gaps in that research, with a view to determining the needs for additional courses of action.
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