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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?

Benin celebrates return of stolen heritage 130 years on
It is done! On November 10, Benin received 12 boxes containing 26 royal treasures stolen by colonial France. This was a historic day when Beninese people turned out to celebrate the return of these works after 130 years away from their land, at the risk of not seeing much. We recount some moments of this […]
By Rachida Houssou, our correspondent in Benin
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Colonial crimes: a chess game to negotiate reparations, restitution, truth and the duty to remember
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