whatwewantThe overall purpose of reparations is to restore the dignity of survivors, to accompany the rebuilding of affected communities and to facilitate the reintegration of survivors.


Supreme Court Grants Cert in Kiobel

The Supreme Court has granted cert in the Kiobel case, in which the Second Circuit held last fall that corporations may not be held liable for violations of the “law of nations” under the Alien Tort Statute.  As I have noted in previous posts here and here, there is now…

High Court to Hear Shell-Nigeria Rights Case.

Here’s a dispatch from our DC colleague, Brent Kendall, on what went on in SCOTUS today: The Supreme Court said it would consider a lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell PLC that poses the question of whether corporations can be sued in U.S. courts for allegedly aiding human-rights abuses overseas, Brent…

Challenging Private Power through Transnational Litigation

A Corporate Accountability & Social Justice presentati​on on Understand​ing and Challengin​g Private Power, delivered by Dr. Marjorie Jobson to students at a Law and Social Justice Conference in Amanzimtoti, Durban in September 2011. View the slides in an image gallery below, or download here. Social justice is about collective solutions to deprivation (Jan…

Public Seminar with Mr Ruben Carranza, of the International Center for Transitional Justice

You are warmly invited to a conversation with visiting Transitional Justice lawyer, Mr Ruben Carranza on Wednesday 1 October 2014 from 12:30 – 14:00


Topic: Reparative Remedies in Global Perspective: Possibilities for Advancing Reparations Advocacy in South Africa towards Resolving the TRC Unfinished Business


  • Date: 1 October 2014
  • Time: 12:30 – 14:00
  • Venue: Offices of SAHA (South African History Archive)
  • Address: Women’s Jail Section of Constitution Hill, 1 Kotze Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg 2017
  • Contact number for SAHA for directions if needed: 011 718 2560

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