The Rabat Report: The Concept and Challenges of Collective Reparations

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While not seen as sufficient in and of themselves as a means of reparation, the concept of “collective reparations” has been one of the ways in which reparation advocates have respond to practical challenges and to the overall complexity of responding to massive violations of human rights. Collective reparations are conceived from the perspective of who they are meant to benefit. They are focused on delivering a benefit to groups of victims that suffered from human rights violations.