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Caribbean Response to the Netherlands Apology for Slavery

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission in response to an apology for African enslavement, issued by Prime Minister Mark Rutte on behalf of The Kingdom of the Netherlands on 19 December 2022.

In Memoriam - foto Aart G. Broek
“the reparatory justice movement has moved into a new phase” / photo Aart G. Broek

It has been near a decade since the Governments of CARICOM established a Reparations Commission to promote regional and global understanding of the enslavement of African people and native genocide with the objective of securing reparatory justice and development for the still suffering people of the Caribbean.

Contiue reading on the Caricom Today website

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