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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.


 

No Cohesion without Reparations! – The Struggle for Inclusive and Comprehensive Reparations: A View from the South African Coalition for Transitional Justice

The South African government’s new reparations regulations fail to meet its obligations towards victims of apartheid’s gross human rights abuses, a constituency it has consistently neglected since the closure of the TRC.  For the past 12 years, the Khulumani Support Group, a partner in the South African Coalition for Transitional…
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Kiobel officially an outlier: Yet another US court rules for corporate accountability for human rights abuses

Three days after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that corporations could be sued for human rights abuses, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals came to the same conclusion, in a decision in Flomo v. Firestone (PDF).  (Unfortunately, the Seventh Circuit also ruled that the plaintiffs did not show that the…
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African Civil Society Letter to the Minister of Justice, UK, 25 June 2011

During the "African Regional Workshop on Transnational Corporations and their Responsibility for Human Rights: Co-hosted by MISEREOR, Brot für die Welt & ECCHR", Khulumani assisted with the drafting of this appeal against the proposed policy change that could make civil litigation in England and Wales against multinational enterprises involved in…
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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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