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Reparations

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.


 

An injury to one

The recently promulgated Consumer Protection Act and the revised Companies Act now also allow individuals to bring class actions against corporations for product liability in South Africa. Charles Abrahams, who is the local attorney of record in the Khulumani class action in the US against multinationals which were complicit in…
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Follow-up to SACTJ Submission of Comments on the Gazetted Reparations Regulations

On 15 June 2011, the South African Coalition for Transitional Justice received an acknowledgement of its submission on the draft reparations regulations presently open for public comment. The acknowledgement of receipt suggests that the submission will be used to review and to strengthen the regulations where this is feasible. While we…
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Major new corporate case at Court

A new appeal challenges the Second Circuit Court’s deeply divided ruling that foreign corporations cannot be sued in U.S. courts, under a 1789 law, for war crimes or human rights abuses. In essence, the case is a kind of ultimate test of what Congress meant when, as part of the…
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Detailed Response from the TRC Unit to questions with regards to reparations after the final TRC payments

This evening, the South African Historical Archives (SAHA) received a detailed repsonse to the request it submitted to the TRC Unit for information on which TRC-identified individuals had managed to access reparations in the interim period between the payment of final reparations packages of R30,000.00 to TRC-identified victims and the…
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Opening of Art Exhibition by Widows of the Marikana Massacre at the Marikana (Farlam) Commission

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  When: 9 to 30 September 2014 at the Marikana (Farlam) Commission venue in Centurion, Pretoria.

 

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