International Law of Victims

  • Carlos Fernández de Casadevante Romani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. The Victims and International Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carlos Fernández de Casadevante Romani
      Pages 3-37
    3. Carlos Fernández de Casadevante Romani
      Pages 39-61
    4. Carlos Fernández de Casadevante Romani
      Pages 63-88
    5. Carlos Fernández de Casadevante Romani
      Pages 89-96
  3. The Rights Recognized to Victims by International Norms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Carlos Fernández de Casadevante Romani
      Pages 99-132
    3. Carlos Fernández de Casadevante Romani
      Pages 133-244
    4. Carlos Fernández de Casadevante Romani
      Pages 245-256
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 257-274

About this book

Introduction

After having ignored victims, only recently both domestic and international law have begun to pay attention to them. As a consequence, different international norms related to victims have progressively been introduced. These are norms generally characterized by a certain concept from the perspective of victims, as well as by the enumeration of a list of rights to which they are entitle to; rights upon which the international statute of victims is built. In reverse, these catalogues of rights are the states’ obligations. Most of these rights are already existent in the international law of human rights. Consequently, they are not new but consolidated rights. Others are strictly linked to victims,  concerning the following categories: victims of crime, victims of abuse of power, victims of gross violations of international human rights law, victims of serious violations of international humanitarian law, victims of enforced disappearance, victims of violations of international criminal law and victims of terrorism.

Keywords

Human Rights International Law of Victims Protection of victims Rights of victims Victims

Authors and affiliations

  • Carlos Fernández de Casadevante Romani
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad Ciencias Jurídicas y, Derecho Público IIUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos,MadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28140-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-28139-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-28140-2
  • About this book