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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.


 

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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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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The President’s Fund: Where's the money for Apartheid victims actually going? Daily Maverick Article

  • The President’s Fund: Where is the money for Apartheid victims actually going? - Daily Maverick Article

    There’s R1.19 billion sitting in the President’s Fund, designated by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to help victims of Apartheid rebuild their shattered lives. Now the department of justice finally wants to spend it, but who will actually benefit? Its intended beneficiaries say they are still being left out of the process, and that the money is being misused. SIMON ALLISON investigates.

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Khulumani (KSG)
Thu Oct 23 13:56:38 +0000 2014

Statement: Survivors of the 1987 SASOL strike denied the right to commemorate and to demand redress for apartheid... http://t.co/8bjUNymneY
Khulumani (KSG)
Thu Oct 23 06:45:31 +0000 2014

A great opinion piece in the Daily Maverick by Koketso Moeti, on the Sasol picket (that was cancelled at the last... http://t.co/xVv8ZfL9fK
Khulumani (KSG)
Mon Oct 20 16:38:02 +0000 2014

There's still time to sign and share the petition to save the Apartheid Victims' Compensation Fund!!... http://t.co/SJJJlmEpnc
Khulumani (KSG)
Mon Oct 20 07:50:06 +0000 2014

Media Statement: MARKING 27 YEARS OF STRUGGLE: SASOL 1 & NATREF Ex-Workers to picket SASOL 1 offices, Sasolburg... http://t.co/LqCXaq4VBg