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Dutch Apology on Slavery Only First Step

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Johan Roozerx, of the Suriname National Committee for the Remembrance of Slavery, arriving on December 8, 2022, at the Catshuis in The Hague, the Netherlands, for a discussion about an apology for the Dutch slavery past.  © 2022 Remko de Wall/ANP/AFP via Getty Images Earlier this month, December 2022, the Dutch government signaled it was set to issue an official apology for 250 years of slavery in former colonies in South America’s Suriname and Caribbean islands. However, following criticism about the timing of the apology and lack of consultations of formerly enslaved…

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