The Counterfactual Account of compensation posits that descendants of victims are owed compensation as they are left worse off as a result of the acts of injustice perpetuated upon their ancestors (Nozick, 1974). There is a wide range of objections to the Counterfactual Account; I recognize that these are all issues but I will focus predominantly on showing why the Non-Identity Problem is not a valid objection to the account.
"Non-Identity Problem in Context of Mitigating Historical Injustice,"
Ephemeris, the Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy: Vol. 18
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalworks.union.edu/ephemeris/vol18/iss1/5