The Plural Justice Aims of Reparations

Chapter 3, Transitional Justice Theories, edited by Susanne Buckley-Zistel, Teresa Koloma Beck, Christian Braun and Friederike Mieth, Routledge (2013)

14 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2017

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This article introduces the author’s theory of justice as it relates to administrative reparations programs that often follow the work of a truth commission as part of a larger transitional justice process. In particular, the author presents the idea of a continuum of justice that recognizes that reparations respond to a whole host of justice needs felt by victims of human rights violations. These include reparative, restorative, civic and socio economic justice and can include both pecuniary and non-pecuniary measures. This article presents the preliminary framework for understanding this theory and has served as a foundation for later work for its further development.

Keywords: Human Rights, Justice, Remedies, Reparations, Transitional justice

Suggested Citation

Laplante, Lisa J., The Plural Justice Aims of Reparations (2013). Chapter 3, Transitional Justice Theories, edited by Susanne Buckley-Zistel, Teresa Koloma Beck, Christian Braun and Friederike Mieth, Routledge (2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3038951

Lisa J. Laplante (Contact Author)

New England Law | Boston ( email )

154 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
United States

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