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2019 | Shavana Musa; Victim Reparation under the Ius Post Bellum: An historical and normative perspective , CUP 2019

Victim Reparation under the Ius Post Bellum questions the paradigmatic shift of rights to reparation towards a morality-based theory of international law. At a time when international law has a tendency to take a purely positivistic and international approach, Shavana Musa questions whether an embrace of an evaluative approach alongside the politics of war and peace is more practical and effective for war victims. Musa analyses case studies from major wars from the seventeenth century to the modern day. She uses as-yet untouched archival documentation from these periods, which uncovers unique data and information on international peacemaking, and demonstrates that some past reparations practices have been more effective than some in operation today. This book combines historical analysis with a study of modern day developments to provide normative assertions for a future reparation system.