Harvard Law's Martha Minow On How Law Can Encourage Forgiveness Over Vengeance

Martha Minow, Jeremiah Smith Jr., Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

When can the law be used as an instrument of reconciliation and repair instead of punishment? That is the central question from Harvard Law Professor Martha Minow's "When should the law pass?" It examines how corporations and communities in the United States and abroad are using truth commissions, redress, and debt relief – alternatives that come under the guise of restorative justice – to address injustice and create a better future.

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