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Reparations, justice theories and Stolen Generations.

Buti, Antonio
June 4, 2015

Source: (2008) University of Western Australia Law Review. 34:168-189.

Reparation measures for historical injustices have generated debate and
criticism. This article explores the theoretical underpinnings for the awarding
of reparations particularly in relation to the ‘Stolen Generations’. The
author argues that restorative justice theory has the most to offer but that
the majority of reparation measures by the Australian government (both the
Howard and Rudd governments) for the Stolen Generations have been framed
in distributive justice terms. (author’s abstract)


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