What Are Reparations & How Do They Work?

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Reparations have been a subject of debate between former colonies and their colonizers. So, what are reparations and who receives them?

Learn More:
Indian MP Tharoor accidentally ignites debate over UK reparations to India
http://www.dw.com/en/indian-mp-tharoor-accidentally-ignites-debate-over-uk-reparations-to-india/a-18610107
“A viral video may have sparked a new revolution in India.”

Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/RemedyAndReparation.aspx
“Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights, other relevant human rights instruments and the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action,”

What is reparation?
http://www.redress.org/what-is-reparation/what-is-reparation#ten
“Reparation is a principle of law that has existed for centuries, referring to the obligation of a wrongdoing party to redress the damage caused to the injured party.”

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
http://www.claimscon.org/about/
“The mission of the Claims Conference over its history has always been to secure what we consider a small measure of justice for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution.”

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