A $378 million scheme has just been launched for Stolen Generations survivors. This is the latest example of ‘money justice’, which is more common than you might realise.
The turn towards authoritarianism, xenophobia and racism in Western democracies makes it unlikely that former Western slave-trading nations will agree to reparations in the near future.
Amid good news on the vaccine trial-front, Australia must think more carefully about how a national roll-out would work.
While financial compensation should be offered, there needs to be more understanding of the impact of such payments.
Zimbabwe wants to issue a sovereign bond to raise $3.5 billion it has agreed to pay as compensation to white farmers, but the economic and political conditions aren’t conducive to such an issuance.
Some companies are moving permanently to remote work during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. But are they simply passing on costs to employees while invading their personal space?
For any physical inconvenience or emotional distress caused by a tour operator, there is a legal precedent for claiming compensation. But, as with all contracts, you need to read the fine print.
How much is your suffering worth in court? Often, it depends on the judge. But justice may be better served by letting victims choose between monetary compensation and a more restorative remedy.
Trust has been broken, and will not be easily fixed.
Tougher penalties are a useful tool for environmental watchdogs.
From Ford to Facebook, companies have long used benefits to mold employee behavior – even incentivizing the ‘right’ kind of lifestyle.
A decision to award A$2.5 million compensation for loss of native title marks an important shift in how such claims are handled.
Five years on from the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, improvements have been made. But workers compensation is still to happen.
The British government is yet to set up a formal redress scheme for children sent away as migrants to Australia and elsewhere.
South Africa’s legal position regarding crime victim compensation is unsatisfactory.
China’s space station Tiangong-1 is about to crash back to Earth any day now. It’s out of control too so no one really knows where it will land. So what if it hits you or your house?
Retired South African justice Dikgang Moseneke has made a landmark ruling for damages in the Life Esidimeni matter.
A new land administration system that responds to changed ownership patterns of Zimbabwe’s agricultural land is needed if the country is to harness its farming potential.
The unresolved compensation of Zimbabwe’s evicted white farmers needs to be settled quickly, as it stands in the way of economic recovery.
The government’s proposed redress scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse controversially excludes some victims.