2002 Founders' Celebration Events

Devising Legal Approaches to Reparations on Development Projects

April 16, 2002

This roundtable, sponsored by the International Legal Studies Program, focused on recent calls for reparations to address the social, cultural and environmental consequences of large-scale development projects such as dams and power plants on indigenous peoples and local communities. The purpose of the discussion was to consider the appropriate legal strategies for such reparations and any suitable legal action.