Saturday, 15 March 2014

14 Caribbean Nations Sue Former Colonizers for Slave Trade

The lawsuit will demand reparations from the governments of Britain, France and the Netherlands.

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Fourteen Caribbean nations have resolved to sue their former colonizers — Britain, France and the Netherlands — for lingering harms that they attribute to the slave trade.

The AP reports that the leaders of the Caribbean Community, a regional consortium, adopted a 10-point plan that would seek an official apology, a cancelation of debts and assistance for cultural and educational institutions.


The regional consortium has hired British human rights firm Leigh Day to pursue the case. Leigh Day previously secured $21.5 million for Kenyans who were tortured under Britain’s colonial era government.



Credit: time.com

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