Colombia has enacted a series of reparation laws dealing with responsibility of both state and non-state actors.Read More →
During the 80s, Guatemala witnessed a state-orchestrated genocide against the Maya-Achi and other indigenous people.Read More →
Reparations in Nepal have stalled, despite efforts to deal with the past through a comprehensive transitional justice process.Read More →
Reparations remain a contested issue. Former combatants are now in government, such as Sinn Fein, whose paramilitary wing (IRA) was responsible for some of the conflict’s worst atrocitiesRead More →
The Comprehensive Reparations Program was agreed in 2005 following recommendations from the Peruvian Truth & Reconciliation Commission and a number of adverse findings at the ICHR.Read More →
Uganda captures the intersection between justice, amnesties and reparations for victimised perpetrators.Read More →
About the Project
Reparation has long been a legal and political tool of making amends for past wrongs in post-conflict and transitional societies. Most of the research and practice of reparations has focused on transitions from authoritarian societies and individual claiming redress against the state or remedies sought between states.
Over the next three years this project will explore how reparations are used in countries transitioning from conflict to address the consequences of the past.
By Clara Sandoval and Luke Moffett
More than 20 years have passed since the signing of the peace agreements in Guatemala (1996) and more than 15 years since the creation of the National Reparation Program (2003). Read the rest →