This essay reviews the power of international human rights bodies to award remedies to parties before them. The essay looks first at the duties and obligations of states to afford remedies in domestic law. It then examines the express and implied remedial powers of human rights institutions and then discusses the various types of remedies that have been afforded by different international bodies. Finally, it notes how these remedies have evolved over time and suggests possible ways in which the law may develop in the future.
GW Paper Series
GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-54; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-54
Dinah Shelton, The Jurisprudence of Human Rights Tribunals on Remedies for Human Rights Violations, in INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND VICTIMS’ RIGHTS 57 (J.-F. Flauss ed., 2009).