There are as we know, many cases in the National and International level, pending disposal by the concerned Courts or tribunals, not to mention the unexecuted judicial decisions by countries with authoritarian regimes. Here is a situation that appears to have been eroded the faith and trust of the people in the ability of the legal system to redress harms that result from serious crimes. A new Legal Cell is, therefore, envisioned to answer these issues. The legal cell is a private legal consulting firm started in 1996, conducting legal research, analysis and legal outsourcing for individuals and organizations all over the world who need to supplement their cause of action for the betterment of society.

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We have a separate division to take care of migrants’ rights issues, advocacy and public outreach. The legal cell is committed in protecting the rights and liberties of victims and the survivors as a whole.

The principle of due recognition of victimhood plays a very important role in reparations granted by international human rights law. It is worth recalling that in international law the notion of harm has not only material but also moral dimensions. In international human rights law this has translated into the recognition that violations are capable of causing mental damage and emotional suffering, which has allowed international human rights bodies to consider the victims or next of kin of direct victims of human rights violations, their dependents and persons who have suffered harm in intervening to assist them or to prevent victimization, as victims in their own right'. (Many other vital resources and lessons have also been highlighted at: www.reparationlaw.com, the research portal)

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