The ICJ calls for more systematic consideration of access to justice for victims of human rights violations

The ICJ deplores in a statement the insufficient attention paid by the Human Rights Council on providing effective remedies and reparations to victims and promoting and protecting human rights.The statement was issued during a general debate held on 3 July concerning the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA, Item 8 of the Council’s agenda). It calls for a systematic consideration of access to justice issues in the work of the HRC, including through examination of possible new international mechanisms such as a World Court for Human Rights.

ICJ-HRC20-Item8 GD oral statement-non-legal submission 2012 (Download in English)

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