Restitution, Colonialism and the Courts

Colonial crimes are historical crimes. What at first seems to be very much evident, at closer look unveils one of the main challenges when tackling colonial injustices through the law. While disciplines like history and provenance research have been working on the question of colonial injustices for quite some time, legal scholarship has yet to find ways to integrate their findings into legal practice. This blog debate brings together scholars from various disciplines and asks the question: How can we achieve restorative justice through restitution?