Reparation, Restitution and Restorative Justice: Countering Imperialism

Event date: 
Friday 2 June
11:00 - 14:00
Violet Laidlaw Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building, George Square
Street art from Colombia of a smiling woman holding up a roof, with babies held in a sling.

This special event explores the role of reparation in acknowledging and redressing the harms caused by colonialism, the slave trade and slavery, and in building a pathway towards future justice. The panel discussion will be followed with a buffet lunch. Questions to be discussed by our panel of experts include:

• What is the role of reparation in tackling the legacies of the slave trade, slavery, colonialism and contemporary imperialism?

• How, if at all, is it possible to repair the harms done and what form should this take?

• How can we ensure equitable access to well-being for all?


Speakers include:

Onyekachi Wambu, Co-Executive Director of the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD)

Esther Stanford-Xosei, Coordinator General of the Stop the Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide/Ecocide Campaign

Dr Deval Desai, Edinburgh Law School

Dr Paola Vargas Arana, IASH Fellow


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