Indigenous Peoples and Claims for Reparation: Tentative Steps in Peru and Guatemala

06/01/2009
Ruth Rubio-Marín, Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey and Julie Guillerot
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In situations of large scale violence and repression, reparations are best conceptualized as rights-based political projects aimed at giving victims due recognition and at enhancing civic trust both among citizens and between citizens and state institutions. This paper explores, in the light of two case studies, some of the goals, expectations and limitations of reparations as means of redressing identity-based injustice and setting the terms for a more just political order.