Lecture 'Compensation of irretrievable matters'

Wednesday, 26 April, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:00
Ghent, Belgium
UFO, room 100.003, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 35
Thinking About the Past (TAPAS)

In 1999 the Swedish Parliament decided to provide economic compensation to victims of involuntary sterilization, and in 2012 a similar law was enacted to redress neglect and abuse in foster homes and orphanages. In her lecture, Malin Arvidsson will explore the dilemmas that arise with reparations for past injustices, focusing on the process leading up to the reparation laws. She will focus on four themes:

  1. state redress as the result of political action;
  2. the identification and documentation of historical injustices;
  3. how issues of responsibility were discussed and;
  4. the juridification of redress.