Compensation

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should be provided for any economically assessable damage, as appropriate and proportional to the gravity of the violation and the circumstances of each case, resulting from gross violations of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law, such as:

(a)     Physical or mental harm;

(b)     Lost opportunities, including employment, education and social benefits;

(c)     Material damages and loss of earnings, including loss of earning potential;

(d)     Moral damage;

(e)     Costs required for legal or expert assistance, medicine and medical services, and psychological and social services.[1] Compensation does not substitute for the other elements of reparation, including restitution of the original situation before the violation, among others.


[1]   "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,” Commission on Human Rights Resolution E/CN.4/2005/35, Article 20.

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