The Right to The Truth in International Law: Victims' Rights in Human Rights and International Criminal Law

Author:   Melanie Klinkner (Bournemouth University, UK) ,  Howard Davis (Bournemouth University, UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN:  

9781138961449


Pages:   254
Publication Date:   13 August 2019
Format:   Hardback
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The Right to The Truth in International Law: Victims' Rights in Human Rights and International Criminal Law


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The United Nations has established a right to the truth to be enjoyed by victims of gross violations of human rights. The origins of the right stem from the need to provide victims and relatives of the missing with a right to know what happened. It encompasses the verification and full public disclosure of the facts associated with the crimes from which they or their relatives suffered. The importance of the right to the truth is based on the belief that, by disclosing the truth, the suffering of victims is alleviated. This book analyses the emergence of this right, as a response to an understanding of the needs of victims, through to its development and application in two particular legal contexts: international human rights law and international criminal justice. The book examines in detail the application of the right through the case law and jurisprudence of international tribunals in the human rights and also the criminal justice context, as well as looking at its place in transitional justice. The theoretical foundations of the right to the truth are considered as well as the various objectives appropriate for different truth-seeking mechanisms. The book then goes on to discuss to what extent it can be understood, constructed and applied as a hard, legally enforceable right with correlating duties on various people and institutions including state agencies, prosecutors and judges.

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Author:   Melanie Klinkner (Bournemouth University, UK) ,  Howard Davis (Bournemouth University, UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.454kg
ISBN:  

9781138961449


ISBN 10:   1138961442
Pages:   254
Publication Date:   13 August 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Need for Truth; Chapter 2: The emergence of a right to the truth; Chapter 3: Content of the right to the truth; Chapter 4: The public aspect of the Right to the Truth; Chapter 5: The Right to the Truth in different Fora; Chapter 6 The Inter-American Court & UNHCR; Chapter 7: The Right to the Truth at the European Court of Human Rights; Chapter 8: Truth Commissions and the right to the truth; Chapter 9: International Criminal Trials; Chapter 10: The Right to the Truth and the International Criminal Court; Chapter 11: Conclusion

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Melanie Klinkner is a Principal Academic in International Law at Bournemouth University, UK. Howard Davis is Reader In Public Law at Bournemouth University, UK.

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