This paper is about the justification of moral duties to compensate. It examines one family of justifications for these duties – justifications which hold that the duty to compensate is justified as a continuation of the original duty breached, the reasons justifying that duty, or the right infringed or violated. It clarifies these accounts, tests them against largely undiscussed objections, and offers a qualified defence.
Steel, Sandy, Compensation and Continuity (July 18, 2019). Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper, forthcoming.