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Justice at last Return of stolen assets to soothe past wounds

The victims of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship are finally being compensated: on February 25 a special law came into force in the Philippines, more than a quarter of a century after democracy returned to the country.

Of the CHF530 million ($570 million) Marcos and his cronies stashed in Switzerland, CHF200 million will be returned to the victims. (SRF/

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