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Penalising the Victim

Penalising the Victim

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In February 2013, the Israeli Southern Central Court in Be’er Sheva dismissed 14 civil claims cases brought before it by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR). These cases sought compensation and reparations for the deaths, injuries, and material losses suffered by Palestinian civilians due to alleged violations of international law committed during Israeli military attacks. These decisions form part of a series of measures enacted by the Israeli authorities in recent years, which have resulted in the dismissal of a large amount of cases and are intended to prevent Palestinians from claiming compensation in the event of violations of international law by Israel.
Through these civil cases, PCHR endeavours to ensure the fulfilment of the customary international law norms, which recognize each individual victim’s right to reparations, as any State that violates international humanitarian law is required to make full reparations for the loss or injury caused to the victims. However, the Israeli legislature and judiciary, through their legislative amendments and recent decisions, have imposed various financial, legislative, and procedural obstacles in the way of victims’ achievement of justice...
In February 2013, the Israeli Southern Central Court in Be’er Sheva dismissed 14 civil claims cases brought before it by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR). These cases sought compensation and reparations for the deaths, injuries, and material losses suffered by Palestinian civilians due to alleged violations of international law committed during Israeli military attacks. These decisions form part of a series of measures enacted by the Israeli authorities in recent years, which have resulted in the dismissal of a large amount of cases and are intended to prevent Palestinians from claiming compensation in the event of violations of international law by Israel.
Through these civil cases, PCHR endeavours to ensure the fulfilment of the customary international law norms, which recognize each individual victim’s right to reparations, as any State that violates international humanitarian law is required to make full reparations for the loss or injury caused to the victims. However, the Israeli legislature and judiciary, through their legislative amendments and recent decisions, have imposed various financial, legislative, and procedural obstacles in the way of victims’ achievement of justice...

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Published by: paola pisi on Mar 25, 2013
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