This submission to the Working Group – co-authored by the International Commission of Jurists, Amnesty International, REDRESS, and the International Federation for Human Rights – offers comments on the Draft Guidelines on Eradicating Impunity for Serious Human Rights Violations. Amongst others, these include recommendations for the further inclusion of the right to reparations, a stronger emphasis on the role of individual state parties outside of their territorial jurisdiction, and the inclusion of a more suitable definition of ‘victim’.

Notwithstanding the considerable progress made to date in the drafting of the Guidelines, the organisations hope that they can be further strengthened in the course of this meeting, to add the greatest possible value to the fight against impunity.