Journal of Applied Philosophy - Early View Articles

Restitution Post Bellum: Property, Inheritance, and Corrective Justice

Published online on Jun 03, 2018

Abstract

When should property which was unjustly taken in wartime be returned to the victims of misappropriation, or their heirs? This article argues that C├ęcile Fabre's Cosmopolitan Peace understates the force of arguments favouring restitution. Rather than seeing claims for restitution made by the descendants of victims as concerned with the redress of harm, they can be understood as resting on enduring entitlements to property. This allows for an account of corrective justice which is robust across generations, and which can be justified aside from, and even sometimes in opposition to, concerns of distributive justice.

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10.1111/japp.12319 About DOI

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