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Colonialism, Slavery, Reparations and Trade: Remedying the 'Past'?

Edited by: Fernne Brennan, John Packer

ISBN13: 9780415833172
Published: April 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £30.99

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Colonialism, Slavery, Reparations and Trade: Remedying the 'Past'? Addresses how reparations might be obtained for the legacy of the Trans Atlantic slave trade. This collection lends weight to the argument that liability is not extinguished on the death of the plaintiffs or perpetrators. Arguing that the impact of the slave trade is continuing and therefore contemporary, it maintains that this trans-generational debt remains, and must be addressed. Bringing together leading scholars, practitioners, diplomats, and activists, Colonialism, Slavery, Reparations and Trade provides a powerful and challenging exploration of the variety of available - legal, relief-type, economic-based and multi-level - strategies, and apparent barriers, to achieving reparations for slavery.

Legal History
Part I Economic-Based Reparations: History and Future:
Chapter 1 International Legal Responsibility & Reparations for Transatlantic Slavery, Nora Wittmann
Chapter 2: The trade in enslaved Africans and slavery after 1807, Marika Sherwood
Chapter 3: Learning lessons from history? The International Legal Framework for Combating Modern Slavery, Steve Peers
Chapter 4: Reparations: The Universal Periodic Review and the Right to Development, Rohan Kariyawasam

Part II Reparations as a Legal Strategy
Chapter 5: Formulating the Case for Reparations, Lord Anthony Gifford
Chapter 6: Litigation And Political Action To Address Historic Injustices In The United States: Problems And Prospects, Dinah Shelton
Chapter 7: Two Hundred Years After The Abolition Of The Transatlantic Slave Trade, Could There Be A Juridical Basis For The Call For Reparations, Kwesi Quartey
Chapter 8: Restitution After Slavery, Kate Bracegirdle
Chapter 9: Judge, Jurisprudence and Slavery in England 1729-1807, Sheila Dziobon

Part III Pluralism: Strategies for Reparations
Chapter 10: Slave Trade Reparations, Institutional Racism and the Law, Fernne Brennan, Chapter 11: The Value of Experience: What Post World War 2 Settlements Teach us About Reparations, Clemens Nathan
Chapter 12: An Interview with Clemens Nathan, Chris Burnett
Chapter 13: Reparations For Slavery And The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: The Case For Special Measures, Marcus Goffe