2005 | Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law.
This document, issued by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and adopted by a General Assembly Resolution 60/147, is currently the central international instrument on reparation for violations of international humanitarian law. It has been highly influential in shaping recent developments in this area. The document uses prescriptive language in defining the obligations and duties of States under international human rights and humanitarian law. Of particular interest for those seeking reparations are sections II (Scope of the obligation), VII which defines the right of reparation), and VIII and IX which cover all the types of reparation that should be available.