Reparative justice: an afterthought in accountability for international crime


African states are on the back foot when it comes to redressing victims of international crime. Serious challenges have arisen as to how international institutions and states should address victims’ concerns. Reparations for the millions of victims in post-conflict African states have at best been an afterthought in criminal accountability processes; and at worst, a tool used for political mileage, often around elections. This report reflects and analyses different methods for redressing victims of international crime.

About the authors

Allan Ngari is a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies working on international criminal justice. He is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

Steven Kayuni, a law consultant at Ethan & Bill Consultants, has worked on international criminal justice for over 13 years and has published in the same area. He is an advocate of the High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal of Malawi.

Picture: UN Photo/Olivier Chassot

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