Georgetown, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is today calling for reparation justice for its nations after centuries of slavery and racism perpetrated by several former colonial metropolis.
In the context of the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the regional bloc is advocating through its Reparations Commission (CRC) for a reward to the indigenous and afro-descendant communities after the legacy of underdevelopment caused by the colonial period.
Under the United Nations' support, Caricom demands former colonial powers such as the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark to apologize for years of oppression and discrimination without being forced to do so in court.
Adopted in 2013, the CRC justice program recognizes the role and special status of European countries as legal bodies for developing and sustaining these crimes, as well as serving as agencies in slave-based enrichment and crime.
The CRC action plan for reconciliation, truth and justice for victims and their descendants includes issues such as repatriation, the indigenous peoples' development program, cultural institutions, public health crises, eradication of illiteracy, psychological rehabilitation, technology transfer and debt cancellation.
- Countries: CARICOM