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Hour of reckoning for colonial crimes

The colonial past has come back into the spotlight. Descendants of the colonized are demanding reparations. Former colonial powers, as if suddenly waking up, under pressure from changing power relations, are finally showing some willingness to "repair" this past, with measures like returning cultural heritage, official apologies and truth commissions. With an exclusive world map, an in-depth interview, analyses, reports and opeds, Justice Info asks: Will the tools of transitional justice be able to deal with these colonial crimes?

Colonial crimes: Benin prepares for the return of its cultural heritage
Five years after its official request for the restitution of its cultural heritage to France, Benin is getting closer to its goal. The return of 26 works looted during the colonial era has been set for 30 October. All the infrastructures to receive them are not yet ready, but the country is getting prepared. Our […]
By Rachida Houssou, correspondence from Benin
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