Property rights and transitional justice: A forward-looking argument

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This article aims to describe a forward-looking approach to the problem of property rights in transitional justice contexts. Undemocratic regimes violate property rights in various ways, from simple theft to violations of opportunities to appropriate. Therefore, post-transition situations entail an obligation to correct such injustices. However, returning to the status quo ante is complex, costly and requires information that is often not available. An alternative is the suggested FCR: forward looking, commensurable and redistributive. Such an approach emphasizes the creation of a baseline of ownership and welfare rather than an attempt to return to the status quo ante.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-155
Number of pages21
JournalCanadian Journal of Political Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2013


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