Case Comment: Reparations for Death and Destruction in the Congo

 

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Summary:

This case comment focuses on the types of reparations and their calculations that have been accepted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Trial Chamber II (“the Chamber”) of the ICC ordered both individual and collective reparations to the victims in The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga in March 2017.1 The case reiterates the ICC’s authoritative statement of the principles to be applied to both forms of reparations. Because Katanga was found to be indigent, the Chamber was given ongoing jurisdiction to monitor his financial situation, and the Trust Fund for Victims (TPF) was asked to consider the use of its resources for reparations.

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Citation: Pearl Eliadis, “Reparations for Death and Destruction in the Congo” (2017) 1 PKI Global Just J 14

 

 

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