University of Michigan Law School
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Title "The Civil Redress and Historical Memory Act of 2029: A Legislative Proposal"
Date Fall 2017
Author William J. Aceves
Author Institution California Western School of Law
Author Role Faculty
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Abstract This Article offers a legislative proposal based on the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which Congress adopted to address the discrimination and detention of Japanese Americans during the Second World War. Based on this historical analog, this Article proposes the adoption of the Civil Redress and Historical Memory Act of 2029, which would establish a commission of inquiry to investigate these cases of arbitrary detention and mistreatment perpetrated by the United States during the War on Terror. The Act would offer an apology and provide restitution to individuals who were wrongfully detained and mistreated by the United States or by other countries with U.S. complicity during the War on Terror. The Act would also establish a public education program that would publicize the commission's findings and promote awareness of human rights in the United States and abroad.
Source U. Mich. J.L. Reform
Citation 51 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 163-240

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