Is Tort Law a Remedy for Historical Injustice? On Post-Colonial Redress, Slavery Reparations, and the Legitimations of Tort Law

21 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2019

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M.A. Loth

Tilburg University - Private Law Department

Date Written: November 22, 2019

Abstract

In various jurisdictions there is a growing tendency in tort law to seek reparation of historical injustice committed in the more or less remote past. This paper deals with two, related questions: under what conditions are reparation claims succesful, and under what conditions are they justified?

Keywords: Historical Injustice, Reparation Claims, Tort Law

Suggested Citation

Loth, Marc, Is Tort Law a Remedy for Historical Injustice? On Post-Colonial Redress, Slavery Reparations, and the Legitimations of Tort Law (November 22, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3491666 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3491666

Marc Loth (Contact Author)

Tilburg University - Private Law Department ( email )

Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

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