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Kosovo's War Victims: Civil Compensation or Criminal Justice for Indentity Elimination?
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  • Irene Scharf, University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth
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This Article is presented in three Parts. The first Part examines the likelihood that the displaced war victims could receive some type of civil compensation for their losses through the local courts in Yugoslavia. Part II scrutinizes the basic international human rights doctrines and systems of enforcement to determine whether they may offer remedies for the victims of identity elimination. Part III explores the likelihood that, through the Yugoslav Tribunal, those responsible for identity elimination may be held criminally responsible for their actions in Kosovo.

Originally published in the Emory International Law Review (

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Irene Scharf, Kosovo's War Victims: Civil Compensation or Criminal Justice For Identity Elimination?, 14 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 1415 (2000).