Casting an international legal safety net: A complementary approach to address the harm to victims of armed conflict

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Abstract

The present international legal framework, by failing adequately to address the harm to victims of
armed conflict, can exacerbate inequality and lead to further violence and harm. This thesis explores
the potential and limitations of current legal responses, particularly individual reparations, and
considers how the law might better address victims’ needs. To this end, the thesis proposes victim
assistance as a complementary mechanism to meet victims’ needs. Victim assistance regimes
impose primary obligations on States, and potentially other actors, to assist victims through medical
care, rehabilitation and psychological support, and social and economic inclusion measures.
Milestone name
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Cullen, Holly, Supervisor
  • Kastner, Philipp, Supervisor
  • Stephens, Dale, Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date4 May 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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