The Contemporary Right to Property Restitution in the Context of Transitional Justice

6/1/2011

ICTJ; Rhodri C. Williams

This study examines the development of restitution and reparations in international law and practice over the last century. It aims to provide recommendations on how restitution can best contribute to transitional justice by reviewing four case-studies: the Czech Republic, South Africa, Bosnia, and Guatemala. The paper provides general conclusions on how restitution–particularly property restitution as a remedy for forced displacement–can best be implemented in contemporary transitional settings.

Date published: 
5/1/2007