When the state fails: the role of the Khulumani support group in obtaining reparations for victims of apartheid

SOURCE: Southern African Public Law
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Swart
KEYWORDS: APARTHEID, CRIME VICTIMS, JUSTICE
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10214

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Abstract

It is argued that one should not look at the state as the sole actor capable of delivering justice in transitional and post-transitional contexts. Victim organisations can be equally well equipped as and, in certain contexts, better equipped than the state to represent the interests of victims and to assist in formulating reparation policies.