Centre for Reparation Research Calls for Reflection and Reparation on Emancipation Day

St. Andrew, Jamaica. Today, 13 of the 15 independent Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries celebrate “Emancipation Day” with a public holiday and a day of national observance. Emancipation Day commemorates August 1, 1838 when the enslaved people of African descent across the region finally received emancipation from Chattel Slavery and Indentureship. On this 180th anniversary of […]

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Sir Hilary Beckles – Emancipation Day Message

We join annually with communities across the world in marking the moment in which the crime of chattel enslavement was confronted and uprooted from our existential realities. For us, the moment is August 1st; other dates are determined elsewhere and officially recognized.

Marking the moment in a celebratory fashion remains necessary despite the despicable nature […]

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Call for Papers and Participation

Returning to Source: The Future of Reparations and Restorative Justice for Afrikan

Enslavement
An International Colloquium
Musée da Silva
Porto-Novo
Republic of Benin
19–21 September 2018

ORGANIZED BY THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF SCHOLARS AND ACTIVISTS FOR AFRIKAN REPARATIONS (INOSAAR) IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ASSOCIATION POUR UNE RÉPARATION GLOBALE DE L’ESCLAVAGE (APRGE, BENIN) AND SPONSORED BY THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC, […]

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Center for Reparation Center Newsletter

The Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) has had an exciting nine months and we are delighted to share our news and activities with you – from the launch of the Centre in October 2017 to our dialogue with our church leaders in June 2018. How did it all begin? The CRR was approved by the […]

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Ahmed Reid | How Europe Underdeveloped The Caribbean

In a recent article published in The Gleaner titled ‘Caribbean expats mean much to Britain’, Lord Tariq Ahmad, the British minister of state with responsibility for the Caribbean, Commonwealth and the United Nations, took the opportunity to highlight the sterling contribution of the Windrush Generation to the UK’s post-World War II development.

Lord Ahmad’s history lesson […]

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Centre for Reparation Research Congratulates PM Mottley of Barbados

Expresses Commitment to Work with her on Reparations Matters

St. Andrew, Jamaica. The Centre for Reparation Research (“CRR”) congratulates Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados on her assumption of the leadership of CARICOM’s Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Reparations.

The Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee acts as a conduit between the CARICOM Reparations Commission (“CRC”), established in 2013 at the […]

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Reparations Action Plan For Activists, Organizations and Governments

David Comissiong
July 2018

1. Acquire and inculcate in ourselves, our people, our institutions, and our Governments a deep knowledge of our history.

2. Systematically identify, expose, and root out all still existing structural and institutional discriminatory practices and built-in obstacles to the advancement of Black or African people in our nations and in the international arena.

3. Consciously […]

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UK Minister Continues to Ignore the Crimes of Slavery

(A joint statement from the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) and the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR)

June 26, 2018

In a recent column published in the Jamaica Observer newspaper, UK Minister Lord Tariq Ahmad, said it was his honour, as minister of state for the Caribbean and the Commonwealth, “to join in celebrating the achievements of […]

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Call for Papers and Participation

Returning to Source: The Future of Reparations and Restorative Justice for Afrikan

Enslavement
An International Colloquium
Musée da Silva
Porto-Novo
Republic of Benin
19–21 September 2018

ORGANIZED BY THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF SCHOLARS AND ACTIVISTS FOR AFRIKAN REPARATIONS (INOSAAR) IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ASSOCIATION POUR UNE RÉPARATION GLOBALE DE L’ESCLAVAGE (APRGE, BENIN) AND SPONSORED BY THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC, […]

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Bert Samuels And Anthony Gifford | Reparation Phase Two: What Are The Damages?

In the years in which reparation advocates have been active in the campaign for reparation for native genocide, African enslavement and post-colonial harm, some remarkable advances have been made.

The Jamaican Parliament has passed a historic bipartisan motion calling for reparation to be made to Jamaica by the United Kingdom for the crimes against humanity which […]

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Ahmed Reid | Britain’s Long Arc Of Injustice

The recent revelation that the British Government deported hundreds of Caribbean nationals, many of whom migrated to the UK under the Nationality Act of 1948 as citizens of the Commonwealth, and were granted indefinite leave to remain, is, in the words of British MP David Lammy, “inhumane and cruel”. It is inhumane and cruel because […]

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