The Global Reparations Summit
On 25-26 March 2018, the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation (GIJTR), of which the Humanitarian Law Center is a member, organized the Global Reparations Summit in Belgrade, Serbia.
The Summit gathered together more than 100 participants from over 35 countries to discuss the current state of global reparations, and to create solutions for future emerging post-conflict countries, by means of an online tool kit.
On this occasion, the GIJTR presented its Reparations Report, which contains the findings of a year-long research project to evaluate the current state of reparations in fifteen countries around the world. The GIJTR undertook qualitative research in Cambodia, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, and Serbia, in order to create a comparative study based on the application of UN Basic Principles to modern contexts. On the basis of this research, the GIJTR has compiled a report evaluating successes and shortcomings in the different ways states have approached reparations, and proposed recommendations following the identification of the lessons learned.