Experiences of domestic reparation programmes: report

11 July 2019
Issued by
The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
At the 42nd session of the HRC


The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence decided to identify practices and lessons learned in relation to domestic reparations programmes that could help States undergoing political transitions.

The Special Rapporteur held an online open consultation and an expert meeting to inform the present report.


This report is on practical experiences of domestic reparation programmes, in which Mr. Salvioli assesses the conceptual and legal framework, lessons learned and selected challenges on the issue, and provides recommendations for the effective design and implementation of these programmes.

Bearing in mind the work on the right to reparation carried out previously under this mandate, which was focused mostly on key normative issues surrounding the right, and mindful that the great majority of victims around the world continue not to receive any form of reparation, the Special Rapporteur devotes the present report to assessing lessons learned as well as a selection of challenges in implementing domestic reparation programmes.

Inputs received

In order to obtain a broad representation of views to inform the thematic report, he sought written contributions from all relevant actors through responses to a questionnaire, available here in EnglishFrench and Spanish.