Old injustices don't simply disappear with time – they tear a nation apart.
Social movement theory helps to explain why Japanese-Americans received reparations but the same will be much more challenging to provide for African-Americans.
Although financial reparation for African-Americans may be complicated to achieve, steps such as accurate acknowledgement of atrocities as well as public apologies and memorials can be enacted.
US agreements with Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria provide reparations to WWII victims. But an international law scholar writes that the US has failed to address war crimes in Asia.
Thanks to demographic and political changes, Democratic contenders are addressing this issue for the first time.
Reparations has emerged as a hot topic among Democratic candidates hoping to replace Trump in 2020. But until now, the issue has only rarely received national attention.
Once we understand genocide as something that can take awhile, with victims dying of starvation and disease rather than outright murder, we can recognize the genocide of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
The third repatriation of human remains in August this year was another missed opportunity for reconciliation between Germany and Namibia.
Some prosecutions followed soon after President Cyril Ramaphosa promised accountability for the Marikana massacre.
After colonisation, dispossession and decades of military violence, indigenous women in Guatemala are closing in on justice at last.
Power imbalances and inequality lie at the heart of the international development industry. But the Oxfam scandal shows that organisations mustn't succumb to it.
In mid-2015 the German Foreign Office after decades of denial seemingly acceded, in a very informal way, to labelling what had happened in South West Africa as genocide, is now backtracking.
Under the Rome Statute, court ordered reparations are available to victims after the accused is found guilty. In the case of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, this involves over 5,000 victims.
Archbishop Bishop Desmond Tutu is well known for having invoked an ubuntu ethic to evaluate South African society, and he can take substantial credit for having made the term familiar.
Representatives of Namibian communities affected by the 1904-1908 genocide have filed a class action against Germany in the US seeking reparations for atrocities committed by Imperial Germany
Why saying sorry should be just a starting point.
A myth is doing serious injustice to the way historians have approached decolonisation.
More than 150 years of scholarship and activism hasn't brought us any closer to consensus.
David Cameron has rejected calls for Britain to pay reparations for the slave trade but there might be other ways of paying back.
François Hollande can't avoid the issue of reparations for slavery, but nor can he take control of it.