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Victim Reparation under the Ius Post Bellum
An Historical and Normative Perspective

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Part of Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law

  • Date Published: December 2018
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  • isbn: 9781108627191

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  • Victim Reparation under the Ius Post Bellum fills an enormous gap in international legal scholarship. It 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 provides a never-before-conducted contextual insight into how the issue has been handled historically, analysing 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 actually demonstrates more effective practices of reparation provisions compared with today. This book combines historical analysis with modern day developments to provide normative assertions for a future reparation system.

    • Provides crucial historical analysis of how reparation was dealt with from the seventeenth century onwards
    • Takes a normative approach to the issue
    • Includes a contextual account of selected wars
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    • Date Published: December 2018
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108627191
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Peace treaties and Admiralty Courts
    3. The Anglo-Dutch wars
    4. The Silesian loan affair and the Seven Years War
    5. The American War of Independence
    6. The Anglo-Argentine Commission
    7. The American Civil War
    8. The Second Anglo-Boer War
    9. Reparation and international law from the twentieth century
    10. A peaceful and normative conclusion?
    List of cases
    List of treaties, Legislation and other legal instruments
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Shavana Musa, University of Manchester
    Shavana Musa is a Lecturer in international law, security and human rights at the University of Manchester, and a Fulbright Scholar in Cyber Security at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC. She is also Founder and CEO of Ontogeny Global, a revolutionary risk management firm. She has conducted projects on human rights within the international investment regime, child labour, as well as the complexities surrounding law and technology.

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