Cheryl Lawther

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Cheryl Lawther is a senior law lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast. She is a co-investigator on the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s 'Reparations, Responsibility and Victimhood in Transitional Societies’ project.

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The Limits of the Law: Putting Reparations into Practice

Reparations have recently been the hot topic from its invocation at the US Congress, the Khashoggi killing to WWII claims by Poland and Greece against Germany. Reparations have a particular legal meaning that intends to acknowledge wrongdoing and remedy as far as possible victims’ harm. Private law notions of restitution heavily imbue the concept. Indeed,…

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