Does the Global North have a moral responsibility to protect and compensate those in the Global South that disproportionately bear the brunt of climate change devastation?
That’s the big question at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP27, and it’s controversial.
The Pope’s apology could mark a new way forward if the Catholic Church makes genuine reparations for the evils it perpetrated.
All that remains of the political icon is a tooth, but it represents much more than just a human trophy.
For relations with the DRC to truly improve, the Belgian state must acknowledge its historical responsibility more strongly.
Avoiding trite moralisations, Professor Southall uses empirical research to shed light on white South Africans’ adjustment to democracy.
The US has frozen tens of billions of dollars worth of assets belonging to Russians and their government. A legal scholar explains why confiscating them is a bit trickier.
The case raises the question of what happens when a court that’s designed to keep international peace starts assigning crippling damage awards.
Criminalising ecocide means its victims will be able to receive reparations, helping to rebuild destroyed ecosystems and communities.
Loss and damage – the three words which define the Glasgow summit’s disappointing outcome.
A school finance expert and an education law scholar make the case for why reparations should be paid to African Americans by changing the way schools are funded.
Rebalancing labor relations so that workers are empowered would be an effective way to address racial wealth disparities and atone for the legacy of slavery, a scholar argues.
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.
From Germany to Georgetown, the Global North has a lot to learn about reckoning successfully with past human rights wrongs.
German’s commitment of €1.1bn for development projects in Namibia over 30 years is too cheap a price to pay for remorse.
The biblical story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt is also a historical tale of reparations after enslavement.
Even Colonial-era abolitionists like Alexander Hamilton enjoyed centuries of generational wealth built from slavery.
Are reparations for slavery enough for colleges to make amends? A scholar argues that access and student loan debt must also be addressed.
History is full of examples of nations paying out to compensate for slavery. But the money never went to those who suffered under the system, only those who profited.
Geographers are documenting slave-built infrastructure, from railroads to ports, in use today. Such work could influence the reparations debate by showing how slavery still props up the US economy.