Should Law Foster Forgiveness? | Martha Minow

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Should Law Foster Forgiveness? | Martha Minow || Radcliffe Institute

Should Law Foster Forgiveness? Child Soldiers, Sovereign Debt, and Alternatives to Punishment

As part of the 2017–2018 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Martha Minow RI '18 considers whether and when legal systems and rules should promote forgiveness. Should law itself be used to encourage people to forgive each other? And should law itself forgive? Looking at issues within the United States and at international debates over sovereign debt and treatments of child soldiers, the talk encompasses legal, historical, religious, and cultural resources.